Archive

 
 

JAZZ CONCERT | TUBES & WIRES

 

Niels Klein (Clarinets, Effects) | Lars Duppler (Rhodes, Synthesizers)

Hanno Busch (Guitar, Bass) | Ralf Gessler (Drums)
 

The Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is delighted to present Niels Klein’s quartet Tubes & Wires at the Phoenix Arena in Hyderabad on Sunday, 09 December 2018, at 7:00 pm. This concert is one of ten performances on a tour that spans India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Niels Klein’s quartet Tubes & Wires is not your everyday line-up. With Lars Duppler on e-piano and synthesizers, Hanno Busch on guitar and bass, Ralf Gessler on drums, and the bandleader on various clarinets, Klein presents forceful rock music that is played with the attitude of jazz musicians when it comes to instrumental technique. Saxophonist, clarinettist and composer Klein named his band and new CD somewhat jokingly Tubes & Wires. ‘Tubes’ stands for the various clarinets that Klein plays and ‘Wires’ represents the many electronic, analogue and digital devices that connect with cables and drive his ‘effect clarinets’.

Klein’s Tubes & Wires quartet in fact sounds as if he, together with his band mates, transported Joe Zawinul’s motto for the 1970s group Weather Report, ‘We always solo, we never solo,’ into the present for contemporary improvisers from Europe. Klein explains, ‘I step back from the position of a soloist, and act with my effect clarinets more like an electronic ‘wind organ’. My band mates offer a flexible set of instruments that consists of guitars, basses, keyboards and drums in order to create a strange analogue-electric sound.’

There are several reasons for the strangely diffuse sound of Tubes & Wires; since each musician in Klein’s quartet takes on different functions with their various instruments, it is easy to transcend stylistic borders, to stretch the improvisations beyond the limits of tonality and combine elements from the sound and groove into a collage made up of jazz, rock, pop, funk and club culture. Generally, there aren’t any digital derivatives in use but real, analogue instruments. For example, Lars Duppler plays a ‘real’ synthesizer and since there happened to be a harmonium around the studio, Duppler took its sound and incorporated it into the band, while Hanno Busch connected his guitars and his bass to an array of sound pedals. Tension from the drum set is infused into the rhythmic foundation of the band. For Tubes & Wires, Klein serves not just as the classic bandleader, but rather as a guiding spirit. On an ad hoc basis he manages how the various sound levels are put together or separated, which phrases are played at what points and decides which facets of his collage will take the limelight at what time. With his ‘effect clarinets’ he conducts the flow of ideas in an impromptu manner; he is in the thick of the action and on an equal footing with his musicians. Despite the musical profundity, Klein’s compositions are infused with a sense of humour.

For additional information about Niels Klein, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/niels.klein.902

For registration please write to: 

 

SEMINAR| SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORK-PLACE

From Silence and Shame to Right to Work with Dignity.

By Vindhya Undurti

In this presentation Vindhya Undurti will focus on how sexual harassment at the workplace got recognized as a gender-specific form of violence, human rights violation, and as a workplace issue. I will cover the myths and facts associated with this issue, evolution of sexual harassment legislation in our country, and the key features of the recently enacted Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act (2013).

About Vindhya Undurti

U. Vindhya, Ph.D., a Professor of Psychology, is currently with the School of Gender Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad campus. Her research concerns are located in the broader field of gender studies, and in the interface of psychology and feminism in particular, focusing on gender-based violence, women’s mental health, and the psychology of women’s political activism.

Tuesday, 4th December

06:00 pm Hamburg Hall, GZH,

OPEN TO ALL- ENTRY FREE

 

Women* in Public Spaces in Hyderabad’

By Helena Dahms, Katja Lanius and Ksenia Disterhof

In the context of the uprising #metoo movement in India, the exhibition ‘Women* in Public Spaces in Hyderabad’ wants to give an impulse to think about how women* experience the city as well as question internalized gender norms, self-regulation and social power structures in patriarchal society.

The multimedia exhibition pursues the issue of how women* experience Hyderabad in their daily lives, which strategies they develop to navigate public spaces, what restricts their access and hence their social participation and how they fight to (re)claim their city as should be their fundamental right as citizens.

The exhibition introduces the visitor to the portraits of various young women* from Hyderabad, who are talking about their struggles and concerns navigating the city as well as their visions for a future Hyderabad where they can exist as a human being, exactly the way they want to be. These individual perspectives are embedded in a broader social context by a short film, which brings together the thoughts of different local activists and professionals on the issue of women* in public spaces in Hyderabad.

About the Exhibitors

Katja Lanius studies literature and film in Berlin with a focus on gender and sexuality. She has been involved in different projects which aim for a greater visibility of the marginalized perspectives and experiences of especially women* and queer people.

Helena Dahms began to study social work in 2014. After going through different fields such as social service for the elderly and psychosocial counselling for families, she decided to focus her study on empowering processes of marginalized groups in society.

Ksenia Disterhof is about to finish her M.A. in Media studies at the university of Vienna. Since the beginning of her studies she dedicated herself to the medium of photography which she recognizes as a tool to make the invisible visible and tangible. Photography, for her, has the potential to touch people and provoke reflections on political perspectives and social issues.

Opening: Friday, 30th November 06:30 pm

On view till 6 December, 09:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Hamburg Hall

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad

OPEN TO ALL- ENTRY FREE

 

DAAD SESSION

Seminar on Studying in Germany and VISA processing

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is organizing an information seminar in collaboration with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Chennai and German Consulate General in Chennai.

DAAD Session by
Mr. Johannes Wenzel,
Honorary Director DAAD
&
VISA Session by
Mrs. Wegener,
Head of Visa Section

Our aim is to promote academic co-operation worldwide, especially through the exchange of students, scholars, academics, and scientists.

 

SPRECHSTUNDE | Art & Science of Relationship

By Dr.Sujata Potay

M.Phil. Cl. Psych. (NIMHANS, Bengaluru)

Relationship & Self-Actualization Coach,

Transpersonal Psychotherapist

After two happy learning sessions in September and October we present to you the third of these 90-minute Experiential and In-teractive Seminars called Art and Science of Relationship. The seminars aim at harnessing self-awareness and personal growth.

About Dr. Sujata Potay
Sujata Potay maintains a private practice in Hyderabad as a Transpersonal Psychotherapistand Relationship Coach. For over 26 years, Sujata has guided over 14000 couples & individuals to work with inter-personal and marital conflict as a path to self-discovery, self-mastery & living one’s highest purpose.


For more details: http://www.inner-horizons.com
 

 

BOOK READING|Land Spielen

Land Spielen by Daniel Mezger
A young family – two adults, three children - moves to the countryside. Exhausted by the intense city life, the adults hope for a new beginning – for the family as well as for their relationship
Daniel would be reading out from his novel with some background music that he has composed himself.
 
About Daniel Mezger
Daniel Mezger studied acting at the Berne University of Music and Theatre and worked several years at the theatres in Göttingen, Germany. Since 2004 he lives and works as a writer, actor and musician in Zurich.
 
Presented by
 
 
 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION | Bridging the Gender Gap At The Workplace

The World Economic Forum reports that of 142 countries, 68 increased their gender gap score over the past year while 74 countries went backward. Meanwhile, India ranked 108th in the world Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index primarily due to less participation of women in the economy and low wages. Not just this, India also ranked 131st among 188 nations in the UND-P Human Development Report 2016. A major factor dragging down India’s development indicators has been cited as the huge gender inequalities rooted in the lack of empowerment of women. Apart from the personal space of a home, a common public domain where this gender inequality plays out is the workplace.
A multi sectoral dialogue and discussion organised by Gender At Work India, the moderated panel discussion, featuring eminent speakers from the corporate, government, academia, and media sectors, will highlight the complex challenges and bias faced by working women in India owing to the discriminatory gender practices and policies of organizations while striving to come up with innovative, collaborative and sustainable solutions, strategies and best practices to bridge the gap and promote gender equity and inclusion in the workplace. The aim is to provide a platform for diverse stakeholders to come together to engage, deliberate and brainstorm on ways to change the gender status quo and be an active game changer in this social movement against gender inequality.

Panel Members:

Shobha Dixit, Chairwoman of CII-IWN and Director, Alpla India
Dr. Ujithra Ponniah, Assistant Professor at Tata Institute of So-cial Sciences
Vaishnavi Sundar, Independent Filmmaker & Owner, Women Making Films and Lime Soda Films
Vijay Padmanabhan, Director and Head of Global SSC, Invesco


Presented by:


ABOUT GENDER AT WORK
Founded in New Delhi in January 2015, Gender at Work India (www.genderatwork.org/india) is an affiliate of Gender at Work, an international network of gender experts and practitioners who work to build cultures of equity and inclusion with focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality. They work on or-ganizational change and gender equality at individual, organizational and systemic levels.
 

 

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL | For Children

This November we bring to you the finest Children’s films for our little audience and what better way to start the celebrations than on Children’s day!
Organised in collaboration with the Telangana Department of Language and Culture.

RICO, OSKAR UND DER DIEBSTAHLSTEIN 

2016 •Crime/Adventure • 1h 34m • English Subtitles

Amateur detectives Rico and Oskar are back! This time they’re on the tail of a couple of thieves who have made off with a piece from a precious stone collection and are on their way to the Baltic coast.

 

TIMM THALER ODER DAS VERKAUFTE LACHEN 

2017• Drama/Fantasy • 1h 42m • English Subtitles

The devil tricks a little boy off his laughter inexchange for assured wins in all his bets. It depicts his journey after the deal with the devil, how he loses his soul bit by bit with each win.

 

OSTWIND. AUFBRUCH NACH ORA 

2017• Adventure/Family • 1h 50m • English Subtitles

Mika and her horse Ostwind travel to Andalucia in Spain where she hopes to find the roots of her beloved horse.

 

LATERNENLAUFEN| Lantern Parade for children

 

Laternelaufen which translates to “Walking with lanterns” is a German tradition called St. Martin’s Day which falls on the 11th of November where children walk along the streets holding colourful, often self-made lanterns. Saint Martin was a Roman soldier who later became a monk. The most famous legend about him is that he had once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snow storm, to save the poor man from the cold. In Germany often the Kindergarten’s help their children create their own beautiful Lanterns and then set out on a walk with the kids through the dark nights with glowing Lanterns reminding them of the greatest virtue of St.Martin: KINDNESS

During the month of our own festival of lights, Come let’s make some lanterns and go on a ‘Lantern parade’ together!!

 

ART EXHIBITION |Traversing empirical spaces

Traversing empirical spaces by Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan 

OPENING: 9 November, 6:30 PM

ON VIEW: 9 –  17 NOVEMBER

About the Exhibition

"Truths, pitched between amnesia and recovery, form the template which informs and underpins the tropes of transition in Vijay’s artistic consciousness. It entails decoding the ‘past’ as a dynamic omnipresence where the internal rhythm of the overlapping of spaces – historical, cultural, architectural and futuristic orchestrate a digitised, visual raga.  This legacy of pre and post-meditation on the polyphony of artistic language, diffused through the hybrid dialogue between the East and the West, opens up possibilities to deconstruct memories of empirical spaces which are personally singular but culturally plural through the synthesis of photography, painting, drawing, QR bars, digital art and videos.  Moreover, the import of space is brought out through diptych, polyptych and variable dimensions. To absorb the maddening pace of polarisation between fissure and fusion of today’s post-modern time, impervious to remembrance and reclamation, Vijay’s is Mallarmean in rendering all into a cultural receptacle generating further discourse on the dynamics of aesthetic trajectory."

Sudeep Ghosh, Art Critic21st October, 2018

 

 

About the Artist

Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (*1981) was born in Madurai, India, he is a painter and video artist whose work explores the conceptual metaphorical between the self and the society. According to art critic Sudeep Ghosh has been described about his works “A symphony of Anesthesia – synesthesia is crafted by an omniscient narrator mediating between epistemology and ontology, as traditional and digital get moulded in unison.’’ To see more of his work, visit http://vijaysvhavan.wixsite.com/vija

 

 

 

GERMAN MOVIE DAY | Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire
Director: Wim Wenders, Drama/Fantasy, 130 min, 1987
Summary: Two Angels wander the streets of Berlin, invisible to humans but yet comforting them. After many centuries one of the angels falls in love with a human and wishes to be mortal

 
 

German Movie Night: Lila Lila

David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life. 

English title - My Words, My Lies - My Love (2009)

Director: Alain Gsponer| 1h 44min | Comedy , Drama , Romance | 17 December 2009 (Germany)

 
 

Wolfgang Haffner & Band

The Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is delighted to present Wolfgang Haffner & Band at the Park Hyatt Hyderabad on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, at 7:00 pm. This concert is one of ten performances on a tour that spans India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Wolfgang Haffner is one of Europe’s most prolific jazz drummers and composers. His illustrious career started at the age of 18 when he was discovered by legendary German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff. He has played with some of the best known German and international jazz musicians across generations and has garnered enormous international success.

 

The extensive list of musicians he has played, recorded and toured with includes Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, The Brecker Brothers, Ivan Lins, Jan Garbarek, Gregory Porter, Michael Franks, Roy Ayers, Bugge Wesseltoft, The Manhattan Transfer, Nils Petter Molvaer, Esbjörn Svensson, Till Brönner, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Nils Landgren, Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Konstantin Wecker, Die Fantastischen Vier, to name just a few. Wolfgang also collaborates with heavy weights of the electronic music scene such as Ricardo Villalobos & Nightmares on Wax.

He can be heard on about 400 albums, has played all major Jazz Festivals around the world, toured in 100 countries – from Japan to the US and from South Africa to Brazil. He has recorded 16 solo albums and has made a name for himself as a producer of bands like Mezzoforte and German singer Max Mutzke.

 

In 2010 & 2018 he received an ECHO award, followed by the cultural award from his hometown Nuremberg in Germany. In 2017 the city of Baden-Baden awarded him the “Joachim-Ernst-Berendt-Ehrenpreis".

In 2015, his album Kind of Cool (ACT Records) went to #1 in the Jazz charts, and stayed on the German top 100 pop album charts for 5 weeks. The latest album of his band, Kind of Spain (ACT Records), was released in 2017 and will be featured extensively on this tour.

 

For additional information about Wolfgang Haffner, please visit:

www.wolfganghaffner.de

www.facebook.com/wolfganghaffnerdrums

 

For information, images and interviews, please contact Jyothi Bezawada:

E: jyothi.bezawada@goethe-hyderabad.org

C: 7032911980

 

 

Life of Birds - Fishing for a Living

A look at the natural history of birds, narrated by David Attenborough. In this programme, a focus on the remarkable variety of aquatic birds, from ducks, kingfishers and penguins to one of the most bizarre birds of the series, the shoebill.

 

CURATORIAL WORKSHOP Telling A Story: Curating as a ‘history’ and ‘culture’ of exhibiting and preserving by Anja Ellenberger

Ever since the 16th century museums emerged as collection spaces for cultural and artistic artefacts. As for Europe, everything started from aristocratic or clerical 'chambers of wonders' and a 'curator' is the one who 'takes care of' these with certain (international) ethics and norms.

However, the field of what a curator does and how he or she defines his or her role has extended. Apart from museum curators, you may find a huge variety of possible curatorial fields. There are galleries and artist-run spaces, art fairs and festivals. There are profit and non-profit, public and private art spaces. And for years there has been a tendency even to declare, that curating is an art of its own.

What are the differences and similarities between these phenomena in India and Germany and the way that exhibitions and collections may reflect cultural phenomena of their time?

About the Artist :

Anja Ellenberger studied art history, media and communication studies with a focus on film as well as social anthropology at the University of Goettingen, Germany. She works as an Art & film historian/ free curator and lecturer for several art museums (Hamburger Kunsthalle, Bucerius Kunst Forum etc.) and artist-run spaces (Bildwechsel, Westwerk etc.) in Hamburg as well as for international short film festivals and cinemas. She is also a former research associate at the Department for Media and Communication at Hamburg University and the German Institute for Animated Film Dresden.

 

The Indian Billboard Society

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad in collaboration with Dhi Artspace and Behörde für Kultur und Medien in Hamburg is delighted to present The Indian Billboard Society an Art Exhibition that is exclusively created for Hyderabad by Jan Ratschat and curated by Anja Ellenberger at the Dhi Artspace on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at 5:30 pm. The Opening will be followed by a Kunstforum / Art Talk by the Artist Jan Ratschat at Dhi Artspace.

                                                                        

The site-specific installation „The Indian Bill Board Society“ challenges to question our daily routines of perception and the way we deal with content. In everyday life billboards promote their messages – usually advertisements – facing the on-looker. Here they circumscribe an octagon – facing one another and surrounding us standing in their midst. The visitor enters the octagon of billboards like he would enter his private rooms.

 

 What remains, may that be conciuosly or unconciously, is the irritation one gets as such a place, of course, doesn‘t exist and as we know these objects from totally different contexts. As part of such an installation they impose themselves upon us, orbiting the private and the public sphere.

About the Artist:

 

The artist in focus Jan-Henning Ratschat (*1965 Hamburg) studied painting in Düsseldorf and scenography in Cologne and works in painting as well as in installation and environment. He curates shows at various artist-run spaces and is co-founder of the former artist-group Artplacement at the Schauraum in Hamburg. He currently lives and works in Hamburg.

 

 

Entering the German Job Market

We have an upcoming Info Session on details of "Entering the German Job Market". Our colleagues from Pro-Recognition have also promised free individual consultation sessions to all those who would like a one-on-one. If you remember that last one it was really successful

 
 

Die Mimosen - Theater Performance

Josephine und die Brueder des Windes

Josephine und die Brueder des Windes (Josephine and the brothers of the wind) is stage play raises childrens' awareness for the consequences of climate change.

Josephine lives with her flowers in the country of Terrania. One day the rain stays away and her garden, her river, her lake and the whole of Terrania dry out. Neither politicans nor scientist can find a solution. Only a shady merchant still owns water and sells it horrendous prices.

So Josephine takes her favorite flower and sets off to find the rain. Is she going to find him on her journey?

The aim of this theater project is that children engage themselves with the phenomenons of weather and climate.

Time: Thursday, September 20, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Venue: TBA

Partner:

 
 
 

Indian Photography Festival Opening

The Indian Photography Festival (IPF) - Hyderabad, a Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation, is an international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, book launches, screenings, workshops etc. The IPF creates a platform for the professional and aspiring photographers, the photography lovers and the public where the festival promotes the art of photography at the same time address the social issues through the medium of photography.

Opening: Thursday, September 6, 5:00 pm

Venue: State Gallery Of Fine Art, Road No.1, Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills, Telangana 500033

The IPF 2018 will take place from 6th September - 7th October.

 

 

Dominion Film Screening

Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.

  •  

 

DIFF On the Road Screening - The Swallow

The Swallow

In this delicate, tragic drama, Mira, a young, bored Swiss woman, goes in search of her father in Iraqi Kurdistan—a father she has only ever seen in a few photos but whom she has placed on a pedestal. There she discovers a confusing reality in which violence, terrorism and score-settling coexist with a never-ending yearning for calm and peace, and mention of her father provokes morbid reactions. But, in this frightening world, Mira also finds love. The landscapes framing The Swallow are so majestic as to make us feel small and exposed, whilst the horror which undermines their beauty is at once brutal and hyper-real. Ultimately, the film asks whether Mira will be able to consolidate her experiences abroad with her everyday life in Switzerland—so providing us with a channel to reflect on the experience of the thousands of migrants to cosmopolitan European cities.

Dharamshala International Film Festival On the Road

Every year for the past six years, the mountain town of Dharamshala has come alive for one week in November with a film festival that painstakingly and lovingly brings together independent films and filmmakers from India and across the world. The Dharamshala International Film Festival has slowly become a unique space for multicultural exchange, creative reflection and meaningful discussion.

DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media Trust, founded by filmmakers/artists Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam with the aim to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Indian Himalayan region.

As part of the festival’s initiative to bring the best of independent cinema to audiences outside Dharamshala, DIFF will collaborate with different organisations to host screenings of a selection of films from DIFF 2017 across major cities in India.

Venue: Phoenix Arena, TSIIC Park, Opposite to HSBC Phase 2, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081

Date: Thursday, 23rd August, 6:30 pm

 

 

DIFF On the Road Screening - Machine and Out of this World

Machine

Synopsis: 
Descending through the corridors and bowels of an enormous, disorienting structure, this dizzying documentary takes us to a dehumanised world of intense physical labour and hardship—a gigantic textile factory in Sachin, Gujarat, where, since the 1960s, unregulated industrialisation has run rampant. With no voiceover, captions or musical score, the narrative unfolds against an ecosystem of machines—dull steel contraptions that clunk, click and whirr—and carefully selected interviews with the factory’s workers. The film’s gliding form provides a chilling juxtaposition with the stagnancy of the workers’ socioeconomic status. This is explicitly political filmmaking—a direct call for unionisation, better pay and reasonable hours, rather than a pitying ethnography—which notably allows the workers to directly question director Rahul Jain’s capacity to either intervene or help.
 

Out of this World

Out of This World is an updated version an expedition film shot in 1949 by Lowell Thomas Sr and Lowell Thomas Jr, whilst on a three-month trip to Lhasa. It provides a window on life in Tibet just months before the country was invaded by China and features footage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama aged just 15. Thomas Sr was one of the most prominent journalists of his day and was invited to Tibet in the hope that he might influence the US to curtail the Chinese invasion. Although unable to achieve this goal, he and his son later supported the Tibetan freedom movement, as well as directly supporting Tibetan refugees. Since the discovery and remastering of an original print of Out of This World, the film has been re-edited to include still images and radio broadcasts made by the Thomases.

Dharamshala International Film Festival On the Road

Every year for the past six years, the mountain town of Dharamshala has come alive for one week in November with a film festival that painstakingly and lovingly brings together independent films and filmmakers from India and across the world. The Dharamshala International Film Festival has slowly become a unique space for multicultural exchange, creative reflection and meaningful discussion.
DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media Trust, founded by filmmakers/artists Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam with the aim to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Indian Himalayan region.
As part of the festival’s initiative to bring the best of independent cinema to audiences outside Dharamshala, DIFF will collaborate with different organisations to host screenings of a selection of films from DIFF 2017 across major cities in India.
Venue: Phoenix Arena, TSIIC Park, Opposite to HSBC Phase 2, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081
Date: Wednesday, 22nd August, 6:30 pm

 

DIFF On the Road Screening - Honeygiver among the Dogs

Honeygiver among the Dogs

In this ‘Buddhist noir’ from Bhutan, an undercover detective, Kinley, investigates the case of a missing nun and falls into a risky alliance with his only suspect—Choden, an alluring woman who is branded as a demoness in her village. Kinley slowly realises that Choden’s stories of historical dakinis—enlightened Buddhist women who hold great power and wisdom—might provide the very clues he needs to complete his investigation. But, to achieve such an understanding, he may have to surrender to both Choden’s charm and her belief in the supernatural. Director Dechen Roder offers an ethereal reinvention of a long-established genre, whilst also leaping into territory as yet untouched by Bhutanese filmmakers. The cinematography sticks to a subdued noir palette, except for fantasy scenes depicting Choden's historical tales of emancipated nuns and goddesses, which deploy rich, radiant colours.

Dharamshala International Film Festival On the Road

Every year for the past six years, the mountain town of Dharamshala has come alive for one week in November with a film festival that painstakingly and lovingly brings together independent films and filmmakers from India and across the world. The Dharamshala International Film Festival has slowly become a unique space for multicultural exchange, creative reflection and meaningful discussion.

DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media Trust, founded by filmmakers/artists Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam with the aim to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Indian Himalayan region.

As part of the festival’s initiative to bring the best of independent cinema to audiences outside Dharamshala, DIFF will collaborate with different organisations to host screenings of a selection of films from DIFF 2017 across major cities in India.

Venue: Phoenix Arena, TSIIC Park, Opposite to HSBC Phase 2, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081

Date: Tuesday, 21st August, 6:30 pm

 

“Emerging Palettes” Exhibition

Shrishti Art Gallery in collaboration with Goethe Zentrum is delighted to present the tenth edition of “Emerging Palettes”, a group exhibition of artworks by a select group of upcoming artists who have recently completed their Master’s degree in Arts in the last four years from across the country.

 

The artwork for the exhibition is selected by the eminent jury members including German curator Anja Ellenberger, artist Laxma Goud, French artist Delphine Nedelas and Shrishti Art Gallery.

 

Opening of the Exhibition: Saturday, 18th August, 6.30 Pm 

The Exhibition will be on view till Sunday, 16th September, from 11.00 am to 7.00 p.m. 

Venue: Shrishti Art Gallery, Plot No. 267, Road No.15 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033 (Phone: 23540023)  

 
 

 

Exhibition

"The First Witnesses" by Vijay S. Jodha

India’s agrarian crisis has claimed over 300,000 lives by way of farmer suicides since 1995. The survivors, predominantly widows, are both victims and the first witnesses in this on-going tragedy. This photography project is produced in collaboration with a few such witnesses from Telengana. It puts faces to some of the grim facts and figures with the intent that in some roundabout way this will eventually help ensure that even the weakest member of India’s farming community is not left without means or dignity. In that sense this project is driven by hope rather than despair.

Opening: Friday, 10th August, 6:30 PM

On View: Saturday, 11th August till Saturday, 18th August, 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Venue: Hamburg Hall, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad

Entry Free and open to all

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Vijay S. Jodha

Vijay is a Gurgaon-based writer, photographer and filmmaker. He completed his school and college from Hyderabad and studied filmmaking at New York University. He has produced five books and his projects have received over seventy honours in 24 countries. His films have been broadcast in over 200 countries on 75 channels including BBC, CNN and Discovery. Two of his books and three of his films have been selected for archiving in the U.S. Library of Congress. Parallel to paid work, he has produced over 30 films on pro bono basis, and has helped raise over Rs. 1.6 crores for various grassroots organisations.

 

Stammtisch

The word Stammtisch refers "regular's table". It is a regular meeting where people discuss politics, philosophy or other topics.

 

Sylvia Smetana is a Partner at Angaros Group. As a trained Change Leadership Expert she is providing these valuable skills in the context of Angaros, bringing the human and financial capital worlds together. She has an MBA from Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien. The topic of the Sprechstunde will be cultural differences.

Hamburg Hall, GZH

For GZH Students only

Time: 12:30 PM

 
 

BSAP-Talk by Dr. Asad R. Rahmani

Travellers in Trouble: Threats to migratory birds

The talk will discuss bird migration, and the threats birds face in the modern world, and how to mitigate them.

About the Speaker

Former Director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Asad joined them in 1980 and worked as Principal Scientist on various projects. In 1991, he joined the Department of Wildlife Science, Aligarh Muslim University, where he worked for six years. In 1997, he re-joined BNHS as Director and retired in July, 2015. He has written more than 170 peer-reviewed research papers in national and international journals, 19 books, and numerous popular articles and book reviews. His principal research interest has been the conservation of Indian bustards, storks and cranes among other threatened species. 

He was the Executive Editor of the journal of BNHS, and Editor of Hornbill and Mistnet. He has been a PhD guide for 10 students, and Principal Investigator of many prestigious projects of BNHS, including the Important Bird Areas Programme of BirdLife International and RSPB.

 

Living Climate – A Tale of Three Cities Arkhangelsk / Russia, Khartoum / Sudan, Kochi / India

Living Climate – A Tale of Three Cities
Arkhangelsk / Russia, Khartoum / Sudan, Kochi / India

 

 

A Tale of Three Cities, an exhibition of photographs opens Wednesday, 25 July 2018, at State Gallery Of Fine Art  Road No.1, Kavuri Hills,  Jubilee Hills, Telangana and will remain on view until Sunday, 10 August 2018. 


The exhibition focusses on three cities with very different weather conditions: Kochi in Southern India, Arkhangelsk in North-West Russia and Khartoum in Sudan.


In Living Climate: A Tale of Three Cities André Lützen approaches the question of how climate influences people and their ways of living. He has documented how climate circumstances define living situations and effect a very diverse interplay between private and public. The photographs were taken between 2014 and 2017.

 

The exhibition is conducted in collabaration 

                         

 

ANDRE LÜTZEN

 

Born in 1963 in Hamburg, Andre Lützen studied visual communication at the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste Hamburg and at the International Center of Photography New York. He has received various awards for his work, which has been shown in numerous exhibitions at the Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, the Krefelder Kunstmuseen, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, at the New York Photo Festival and at Photo Espana.
His photographs have been published in several monographs: Generation Boul Fale (2001), Loch im Kopf (2005), Before Elvis there was nothing (2008), Public Private Hanoi (2010), Zhili Byli (2014), Inside Out Kochi (2015) and Up-River Book (2017).

 

 
 
 

BSAP TALK | Ecology of the Grey Pelican at Telineelapuram

Ecology of the Grey Pelican at Telineelapuram by Sravankumar Railla

Telineelapuram (TNP) village belongs to Tekkali mandal of Srikakulam district of the north coastal zone of Andhra Pradesh. The location is selected for (IBA) important bird areas (IN 229) by BNHS in 2004 for it's importance as a nesting site of the Near threatened species, the Grey Pelican. The presentation, highlights about the studies conducted at TNP to know the status and steps followed in recording the resources utilized by the Grey Pelican and the conservation measures which shall be implemented for the species sustainability..

 

Sravan kumar Railla

 

Working as Research Associate with Agricultural University working on concept of Reduction of crop loss due to vertebrate pests in Agricultural habitat with special emphasis on conservation.In 2009 joined as project -JRF, to study the ecology of Grey Pelicans at Telineelapuram till 2015, under the guidance of Dr. V. Vasudeva Rao, at All India Network Project on Vertebrate Pest Management. In 2012, registered for Ph.D in Environment sciences, JNTUH. During the time period, published various research articles in scientific journals.

 

 

How Cow Now Cow

How Cow Now Cow

is a production for children adapted from “Die Kuh Rosemarie”. It opened in May 2015 and has done over 100 shows in Bangalore in both auditoria and schools and has been invited to perform at festivals all over the country.  

Synopsis:

 
Rosamma the Cow is fast turning into an unbearable pain. She scolds, she rants and raves, and makes life miserable for all the other animals on the beautiful farm. Find out what happens to Rosamma when she’s sent off to a mysterious country far, far away.

A group of actors combine storytelling, object theatre, and shadow puppetry to tell a compelling tale of patience, love, adventure, and imagination.

For ages: 5+

Duration: 60 min

Language: English
 
Adapted from Andri Beyeler’s “Rosemarie the Cow.”

Sandbox Collective is a creative services organisation that curates, produces and tours performances.

Dates in Hyderabad:

- July 5, 10:30 AM to 11:30 Am

- July 5, 12.30 PM to 01.30 PM

Press: “Without being judgmental, moralistic or preachy, the play's strength is its simplicity, and openness to interpretation by its primary audience, children.”  - BANGALORE MIRROR, May 2016
 
 
 

 

BSAP-Talk by Dr. Rajani Vakkalanka

Citizens' efforts to bring back sparrows

Sparrows were a part of every household some years back. Now they are hardly seen. Destruction caused to Biodiversity manifests itself through decline in native species and fall in Sparrow population is one such indicator. The talk would focus on the observations and the efforts of the speaker to bring back sparrows through Citizens’ Participation.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Rajani Vakkalanka is the founder of “Maahini-People for Mother Earth”. A Doctor in Education, she has conducted many environment education campaigns for school children and awareness events in residential colonies and corporate offices. Her work and efforts concerning birds in our neighbourhood and sparrow conservation gained popularity inspiring citizens to extend their support for the cause.

Time: 6:30 PM

 

Stammtisch

The word Stammtisch refers "regular's table". It is a regular meeting where people discuss politics, philosophy or other topics.

Sylvia Smetana is a Partner at Angaros Group. As a trained Change Leadership Expert she is providing these valuable skills in the context of Angaros, bringing the human and financial capital worlds together. She has an MBA from Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien. The topic of the Sprechstunde will be German culture.

Mediathek, GHZ

For GHZ Students only

Time: 12:30 PM

 
 

World Music Day Hyderabad 2018

WORLD MUSIC DAY

 was founded in France in 1982. This festival is celebrated in over 700 cities across 120 countries on the 21st of June every year. Music takes over the city’s streets, with live bands, singers, amateur musicians, drummers, DJs and so on scattered throughout the city, expressing themselves through music and inviting the crowd to enjoy themselves.

HYDERABAD has been a contributor towards this festival for several years. It has grown from being a small event at Alliance Francaise to becoming a big music festival with thousands of spectators all over the city. It brings together musicians from India and abroad reflecting the whole palette of musical styles and genres: Indian - modern and traditional, western classical, rock and fusion.

 

   

 

German Movie Night

Soul Kitchen

In Hamburg, Zinos has a restaurant serving poor-man's fare; he gets by, but his girlfriend has taken a job in Shanghai, he's hurt his back and can't cook, his feckless brother can be on daily parole from jail only if Zinos employs him (though his brother doesn't want to work), a school acquaintance wants to buy the restaurant property, and the tax authority and health inspector are on his case. Zinos hires a temperamental chef and loses all his customers, signs a power of attorney giving his brother full authority at the restaurant, and buys a ticket to Shanghai. Is this a recipe for disaster?

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Hamburg to parents of Turkish ethnicity, Fatih Akin’s works have always been a self exploration wavering between German and Turkish culture, expressing their stark differences but also their similarities on a human level. From hilarious films like Soul Kitchen to his more serious works like Gegen Die Wand, Akin’s films always carry the burden of their characters that seem to be stuck between two worlds, trying to find their place. 

Time: 6:30 PM

 

Sprechstunde

Psychological counselling with Dr. Purnima Nagaraja (MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy)

 
 
 
 

International Day of Dance: Documentary Film Screenings

Documentary Screenings

Sunday, 29 April (International Day Of Dance)   

Time: 6:00 pm 

Saptaparni, Rd Number 8, Zahara Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

DANCING AROUND THE WORLD 

Dir: Choreographer and Dancer Nejla Y. Yatkin, 29 min, Colour

Credits:

Director/Choreographer: Nejla Yatkin
Director of Photography/Editor: Enki Andrews
Composer: Robert Novak
 
Synposis:
My life and my art are about embodying the "fleeting moment" that is inherent to dance: the moment that makes people feel alive in the act of creativity. Two years ago I embarked on a journey of a lifetime with Dancing Around the World when I visited 19 countries to take dance to the people, but also to discover why people dance. In each location we created site-specific performances with local dancers to make it more accessible to people, and we documented the experience through short videos, interviews, and group workshops. Now that we are back in Chicago from that year-long journey, we created this short documentary film in order to share what we have learned. In our travels to cities in Peru, Finland, Kenya, Japan, and many others, we witnessed the power of dance to unite people in very creative and human ways. This experience reaffirmed to me how important it is for humans to express themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally through dance. By creating this film, we want to share how dance affects everyday lives of people as well as how movement impacts and, in some cases, even saves our lives in profound ways.
 
Director's Note:
Dance is such an elusive and intangible art form. The minute the dance is performed it dies. As the late Merce Cunningham said: “You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” And that "fleeting moment" that makes people feel alive is what interests me, that "fleeting moment" is what I want to capture and bring alive in this documentary through the stories and moving bodies of people around the world.
 

Short trailer to the documentary: https://vimeo.com/251072531

_______________________

BALAKKA - DANCING WITH TRADITION

Dir: Dulam Satyanarayana, 26 min, Colour

Synopsis:

Mrs.Bala Kondala Rao, who is fondly known as Balakka in the Kuchipudi world, is one of the foremost exponents of Kuchipudi. At the age of 8, her life started as a disciple of the illustrious late Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, who has been credited with the revival of Kuchipudi in the modern age. She grew up as a member of his household and went on to teach at his school for nearly 30 years. She has toured the world giving dance performances. She is the founder and director of ‘Kuchipudi Kala Kendram’ a dance school based in Visakhapatnam in India. She has students from wide and far, from many countries like USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Russia and Nepal. She choreographed over 80 solo items and 8 dance ballets so far. Her family comprising two sons and daughter-in-law continue to propagate her legacy and are stay dedicated to this art form.

Director's Bio:


 

 

Stop Slaughter Cruelty

Thousands of animals are slaughtered illegally every day in India, at places of unchecked cruelty, ranging from roadside shacks to air-conditioned establishments. Animals brought here, are confined, subject to injury and disease and often crammed without food or water.


Living in horrid conditions, these animals deserve a chance to live in dignity.

To this end, FIAPO is organizing their very first workshop to #StopSlaughterCruelty in Hyderabad. Through this workshop, we seek to train volunteers and activists in working with the government, setting up community vigilance networks, and most importantly, working together to bring an end to cases of unchecked cruelty.

The workshop will be conducted by none other than Harsha Doriya, who run the #StopSlaughterCruelty campaign at FIAPO.

So join us for a morning of learning and networking with everyone in your city !!

 

TALK - E-Waste Management

 

A Digital Infrastructure Enabling Circular Economy in E-Waste Management Sector

Today each educated person use atleast 4-5 electronic gadget and home appliance in our daily life, but we never think about ’safe and pollution free disposal of e-waste’. Even the uneducated / every level of society use atlases 1-2 gadget but the gadgets after use, are just the source of pollution. E-Waste management’ was quite an ignored area in India and many other developing countries but there is dire need to pay attention to our e-waste and to transform the informal e-waste recycling sector. Startup Sanshodhan: An E-waste Exchange  has emerged as an innovative solution for e-waste management sector and is geared up to enable paradigm shift in e-waste management sector.

 

Sanshodhan: An E-waste Exchange is a virtual e-waste aggregation platform to connect the last mile Govt authorised recyclers and foster circular economy in e-waste management sector. It's an online platform where corporates, business and even individuals can dispose their e-waste responsibly and conveniently and get incentivised right sitting at their home/ office.

About the Speaker: Dr.Shalini Sharma

Born and brought up in Lucknow, Dr Shalini Sharma is a doctorate in Environment Science, management and policy from Canning College and National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) CSIR Institute), Lucknow. She qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureship and started her career from NBRI but chose to work with corporates due to her keen interest into ‘sustainable business models’ and to contribute to the growth of our country.  

She is achiever of various international fellowships and awards. She is a DAAD Fellow and worked as Senior Researcher at Humboldt University, Berlin. As a Fulbright-Nehru Environment Leader she researched at Columbia University, New York and as Chevening Science, Innovation, Policy and Leadership fellow she learned entrepreneurship at University of Oxford, UK. She has large number of publications to her credit. She represented own country in various international ‘climate change - strategy projects’ and COP / MOP, United Nation Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings. During her journey with industry association and while working with Government Institutes and organization she played challenging roles like - heading Centre for Climate Change, as a Capacity builder for working professionals, consultant to the State Governments and as facilitator for policy implementation. These roles made her a seasoned professional and she turned to solve one of the biggest challenge i.e. ‘e-waste’ and chose to work through social startup ‘Sanshodhan: An E-Waste Exchange’. She follows bottom up approach, to solve this critical challenge.

 

Supported By:

 

Documentary Screening

Trash To Treasure - Creating wealth from waste

Dir: Benjamin Pasquini Bogaerts, Tom Mo, 22 min, Colour, 2016

A look at how a co-founder of an NGO, a fashion designer and a furniture designer think about how they can improve waste management in their community through education and Upcycling technique.

Thursday, 26 April

07:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

 

Interactive Talk - Waste to Food

 

A talk about Bio-degradable Waste

 

What we do: Every day, we generate some 3000-4000 metric tonnes of waste that piles up in our neighborhood. It eventually ends up in landfills and oceans.

 

What we can do: There is a way to resolve this problem, we can start taking responsibility for our waste by segregating it. Separating wet waste from the rest gives us the organic matter that can instead be composted and used to make our soil fertile. 

About the Speaker

Ram has been associated with Greenpeace for the last two years and he has been educating the frontline campaigners on environment and Greenpeace actions. He has studied M.Sc. in Contemporary Asian Studies at The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and M. A. Public Policy and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Ram’s research interests are visual sociology and cultural studies.

Supported by:

Documentary Screening

Here Comes the Sun

Dir: VPRO, 48 min, Colour, 2008

If it were up to the sun, we would have no energy problem but we do have a conversion problem. 

Friday, 20 April

07:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

 

 

SPRECHSTUNDE: FROM TABOO TO EMBRACE

SPRECHSTUNDE

Mental health is emotional and psychological well-being. A state of "All is well". Good mental health is much more than the absence of a mental health problem. Most of us do not know if we need help with our mental health and the few who may know they need help are bound by taboo. 

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is ready to meet this issue head-on by offering professional support, a private space and talking; taking it from taboo to embrace. 

SPRECHSTUNDE is when you appoint time with an appointed person for an appointed matter. Dr. Purnima Nagaraja, a Psychiatrist with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy will be available at GZH every third Wednesday of the month by appointment, or a simple walk-in. Come get your help right here so that together we can declare "We care".

About Dr.Purnima Nagaraja

Dr. Purnima Nagaraja's passion with psychological illness and cure started with watching her psychiatrist parents Dr. A. Nagaraja and Dr. Mrs. Jaya Nagaraja as a child.

Armed with a medical degree, a diplomate in psychiatry and a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy Dr. Purnima has trained in England and brings with her an international perspective of addressing psychological ailments.

Being multi lingual and well versed in several cultural and sociological factors, Dr. Purnima combines conventional therapies such as drug therapies with unique counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques.

In a country like India where several taboos exist while dealing with psychological illness, Dr. Purnima has conducted several awareness drives to familiarise the lay person with common psychiatric and psychological ailments. She is currently involved with several media houses in busting common myths and encourages people to come forward and deal with psychological ailments as they would any other.

With an ongoing passion to provide excellence in psychological support systems, Dr. Purnima founded Dhrithi, an institute that focuses primarily on the individuals and various issues that confront them.

 

RECYCLING TALK : Are you wasting waste?

  

How recycling industry looks like and what happened to your waste?

Waste Ventures India is a waste management company that aims to eliminate landfills by providing a 1-point environmental waste management solution to all waste generators in Hyderabad. Our current clients and partners include Google, Infosys, Flipkart, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, Tetra Pak and over 18,000 households. We channel all recyclables to Pollution Control Board certified recyclers. We take in ALL dry waste - both high & low-value items such as plastic covers, paper scraps, e-waste etc and compensate you at competitive prices while providing documentation that it has been disposed of environmentally.

Toter is a digital doorstep recyclable pickup service that connects people with waste to people who wants waste. It is a service of Waste Ventures India (WVI).

Toter is “Uber-for-trash” model. The customer books a pickup online, and is assigned a Toter agent—a nearby scrap dealer registered with and trained by WVI, and carrying a WVI identity card—an hour before the scheduled pickup time. The Toter agent weighs the recyclables at the customer’s location and pays for them based on published rates for each category. At the back end, WVI buys the collected waste from the Toter agent, and takes the waste to its warehouse, where it is further sorted and segregated before being baled into cubes that are sent to Pollution Control Board certified recyclers.

 

     

About Abdul Rahman: 


Mr. Abdul Rahman is a serial tech entrepreneur and He is Product Manager (Technology Head) at Waste Ventures India. He is responsible for building a technology platform for waste ventures called Toter (Uber for Trash) & also manages digital marketing for WVI business. He has more than 4 startup experience and has participated in more than 60 Competitions both Nationally and Internationally and was successful in many of them. Most Notably was a winner at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 held in Russia representing India for Windows Azure Challenge & Connected Planet Award. 

Event Details:

18 APRIL 2018, 6:30 PM

Hamburg Hall, GZH

Supported by:  

Documentary Screening

Away: A Story of Trash

Dir: St.Petersburg students, 26 min, Colour, 2011

Students partner with WEDU to educate viewers about where their trash goes when they throw it "away", and what can be done to change current practices.

Wednesday, 18 April

07:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

 

BSAP | By M.S. RAM

Impact of Forest Fragmentation on the Endangered Lion-Tailed Macaque

Habitat fragmentation is one of the leading causes of species extinction and biodiversity loss in forests. One such species whose major threat to survival is the extensive fragmentation of its native moist evergreen forest habitat in the southern Western Ghats is the enigmatic but endangered primate, Lion-Tailed Macaque. Using the lion-tailed macaque as an example, the talk will explore the multifaceted nature of risks posed by anthropogenic habitat modification and their impact on species survival.

About the speaker:

M.S.Ram is a PhD student at the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. Having had a keen interest in everything fauna since his early childhood, he ended up studying the reasons behind their unfortunate decline in recent decades.

 

 

Documentary Screening

Zero Waste & The Art of Living Offgrid

Dir: Zilvinas Paludnevicius, 34 min, Colour, 2013

One of the best and most comprehensive films about living offgrid. From renewable technology with solar photovoltaics for electricity, to flat plate solar for heating water, battery storage & edible landscaping to the technology of sewage disposal and water filtrations, this is a really useful insight into living independently. 

Friday, 13 April

7:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

 

Fantastic Five International Film Festival: Fitzcarraldo

In Association with Telangana State Department of Culture

Film Screening at: Paidi Jairaj Preview Theatre, Ravindra Bharathi , Hyderabad

Fitzcarraldo

Director: Werner Herzog, colour, 158 min., 1981

Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 West German adventure-drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known in Peru as Fitzcarraldo, who is determined to transport a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory in the Amazon Basin. The film is derived from the historic events of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarraldo.

About the Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (NOSFERATU, 1978), FITZCARRALDO (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (LESSONS OF DARKNESS, 1992), LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY (1997), Mein liebster Feind (MY BEST FIEND, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2000), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.

Facebook Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750511295037852/ 

 

 

Fantastic Five International Film Festival: Bells from the Deep

In Association with Telangana State Department of Culture

Film Screening at: Paidi Jairaj Preview Theatre, Ravindra Bharathi , Hyderabad

Bells from the Deep

Faith and superstition in Russia
Director: Werner Herzog, colour, 60 min., 1993

Werner Herzog travels to Siberia to observe miracle healers, self-proclaimed saviours who profess to be Christ’s successors, and people performing strange, almost incomprehensible rituals near far-off Svetloyar lake. 

Bells from the Deep is German director Werner Herzog's documentary investigation of Russian mysticism. The first half of the film is concerned primarily with Vissarion, a Russian faith healer claiming to be the reincarnation of God as was Jesus. Herzog uses primarily interviews with Russians and scenes from the religious services of the two Holy men. Herzog also has several segments on the religion of Siberian nomads. The second half of the film is primarily concerned with the legend of the lost city of Kitezh. This myth is about a city that was in peril of being destroyed by marauding Mongols, but whose citizens prayed for rescue. Hearing their prayers, God placed the city at the bottom of a deep lake, where it resides to this day. Some even say that one can hear the bells from the city's church. The story is recounted by a local priest and pilgrims visiting the lake.

About the Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (NOSFERATU, 1978), FITZCARRALDO (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (LESSONS OF DARKNESS, 1992), LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY (1997), Mein liebster Feind (MY BEST FIEND, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2000), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.

Facebook Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750511295037852/ 

 

 

Fantastic Five International Film Festival: Fata Morgana

In Association with Telangana State Department of Culture

Film Screening at: Paidi Jairaj Preview Theatre, Ravindra Bharathi , Hyderabad

Fata Morgana

Director: Werner Herzog, colour, 79 min., 1970

A poetic journey through Africa, as lyrical and surreal as a dream, fragmentary in its lack of story, yet driven by an inner coherence. Herzog places myths of creation against images of destruction. 

The film was shot sporadically over a 13-month period from November 1968 to December 1969. Most of the footage was shot in Africa with little notion as to how it would eventually be used. A concept and structure for the film was invented by Herzog only after filming was completed. Post production extended into 1970 as the director concentrated on completing his Even Dwarfs Started Small for its May premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Much of the film's footage consists of long tracking shots filmed by cameraman Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein from the top of a Volkswagen camper van with Herzog driving. The crew smoothed out the road themselves to prepare the shots.

About the Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (NOSFERATU, 1978), FITZCARRALDO (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (LESSONS OF DARKNESS, 1992), LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY (1997), Mein liebster Feind (MY BEST FIEND, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2000), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.

 

Facebook Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750511295037852/ 

 

 

Photo Exhibition about our environment

The River and the Macaque: Nature of the city

As we enter the Anthropocene and human domination over the planet extends further and beyond, relationships not seen before are being formed between the human and the non-human, the wild and the domestic, the urban and what is considered wilderness. Concrete towers become urban jungles for macaques, our garbage dumps become food sources for fellow primates and an ancient river establishes an inextricable bond with immortal plastic. The macaques might selectively consume what we discard, but the river can be more indiscriminate; what we throw away as waste into the river is what she eventually leaves behind for us!

About Pankaj Sekhsaria

Pankaj Sekhsaria is a Hyderabad based novelist and photographer whose research and writing interests lie at the intersection of science, environment, technology and society.

Exhibition Opening:

Tuesday, 10 April

6:30 pm

On View till 24 April

9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

OPEN TO ALL- ENTRY FREE

Closed on Sundays and public holidays

Documentary Screening

Cutting off a lifeline

Dir: Saraswati Kavula, 62 min, Colour, 2006-2007

'Cutting off a Lifeline' marks the beginning of a documentary of on the river Musi and its connection with the city. The documentary raises the sensitive question of sustainable development of the city and the factors contributing to it.

Tuesday, 10 April

7:15 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH

 

 

Fantastic Five International Film Festival:Echoes from a Sombre Empire

In Association with Telangana State Department of Culture

Film Screening at: Paidi Jairaj Preview Theatre, Ravindra Bharathi , Hyderabad

Echoes from a Sombre Empire

(Echos aus einem düsteren Reich )

Director: Werner Herzog, colour, 87 min., 1990

An investigation into Jean-Bédel Bokassa (1921 – 1996), the dictatorial president and later emperor of Central Africa. Starting point is the research of American journalist Michael Goldsmith, who once almost died in one of Bokassa’s prisons. 

Throughout ECHOES FROM A SOMBER EMPIRE, Mr. Herzog’s camera tacitly absorbs the madness of the Bokassa legacy and at times transforms that madness into mesmerizing visions. A statue of the dictator lies rusting in the weeds (‘Do you know who it is?’ Mr. Goldsmith asks some nearby children) and a monkey smokes a cigarette with unnerving intensity in the ruins of the Emperor’s private zoo. Mr. Goldsmith’s nightmare of a world inundated by orange crabs is illustrated quite literally, in eerily brilliant colors. And the thought of a monstrous and unstoppable plague lingers in the memory long after Bokassa has faded.

About the Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (NOSFERATU, 1978), FITZCARRALDO (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (LESSONS OF DARKNESS, 1992), LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY (1997), Mein liebster Feind (MY BEST FIEND, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2000), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.

 

Facebook Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750511295037852/ 

 

 

Fantastic Five International Film Festival: Aguirre, the Wrath of God

In Association with Telangana State Department of Culture

Film Screening at: Paidi Jairaj Preview Theatre, Ravindra Bharathi , Hyderabad

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

(Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
Director: Werner Herzog, colour, 93 min., 1972

The hunger for power and wealth, and also pure madness, are said to have been the driving force behind the Spaniards' wish to conquer South America. Against all opponents, Aguirre proclaims his vision of the Eldorado, which he will reign over as powerful and glorious ruler. But even the last supporters from among his troop become victims of famine, illness and darts shot by Idians. Aguirre, lost on his raft surrounded by rats, dreams of founding a new dynasty together with his daughter. 

About the Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog was born in Munich on September 5, 1942. He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and studied History and German Literature in Munich and Pittsburgh. He made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature- and documentary films, such as Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD, 1972), Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht (NOSFERATU, 1978), FITZCARRALDO (1982), Lektionen in Finsternis (LESSONS OF DARKNESS, 1992), LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY (1997), Mein liebster Feind (MY BEST FIEND, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2000), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), Die Höhle der vergessenen Träume (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, 2010). Werner Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Werner Herzog lives in Munich and Los Angeles.

 

Facebook Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750511295037852/ 

 

 

WOMEN'S MARCH FILM FESTIVAL: Satyavati

Satyavati

Dir: Deepthi Tadanki, 1h 25 min, Colour, 2016

The nation and the world is speaking in support of LGBTQ rights and awareness. Where are you? Satyavati is an important film because it is one of the few to speak about the horror of corrective rape. Corrective rape is one such practice, where often, the victim’s own parents arrange for a close relative to rape their son or daughter, with the misguided belief that this will change their sexual orientation.

 

The film screening of Satyavati is being curated in association with Queer Arts Movement India. Romal Laisram and Priyank Asha Sukanand from Queer Arts Movement India will be presenting the film at the venue. 

 

Venue: Golden Threshold University of Hyderabad,  Sarojini Naidu Building, Nampally Station Road, Abids, Hyderabad 

Time: 6:45 PM

In collaboration with Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad.

 

WOMEN'S MARCH FILM FESTIVAL: PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER

PAULA MODERSOHN-BECKER

Dir: Jürgen Breest, 44 Min., Colour, 1976

Paula Modersohn-Becker Dir: Jürgen Breest, 44 Min., Colour, 1976 The film portrays the painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876 - 1907), who developed her work during a creative period of just a few years. She played an active part of the early Expressionist movement. She died at the age of 31 in Worpswede, shortly after the birth of her child.

The film will be presented by Art Historian, Sarada Natarajan.

Sarada Natarajan, Ph.D.

Sarada Natarajan taught art history and theory at the Fine Arts and Theatre Arts departments of the University of Hyderabad, India for 14 years. She is now Visiting Professor at Shiv Nadar University in Uttar Pradesh. Sarada received both her MA and Ph.D. degrees in art history from the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda. Her areas of academic interest include ancient and medieval Indian sculpture and iconography, art historiography, phenomenology, material culture studies and art history pedagogy. Her paper on art history teaching titled Art History for Artists: Experiments from an Indian University was presented in absentia at the College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, 2015. Her publications include a monograph Watering the Neighbour’s Plant: Media Perspectives on Female Infanticide in Tamil Nadu, and the articles “Indian Art History and the Great Divides” in The Study of Aesthetics: The Indian Perspective (2007) and “The Visual and the Material in Coomaraswamy’s Art History” in Art, Aesthetics and Philosophy: Reflections on Coomaraswamy (2015). A trained vocalist, Sarada experiments with music and voice for theatre. She is also involved with evolving creative pedagogical strategies for schoolchildren in India. She writes and illustrates for children.

Venue: Golden Threshold University of Hyderabad,  Sarojini Naidu Building, Nampally Station Road, Abids, Hyderabad 

Time: 6:45 PM

In collaboration with Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad.

 

WOMEN'S MARCH FILM FESTIVAL: Naa Bangaaru Talli

Naa Bangaru Talli

Dir: Rajesh Touchriver, 2h 6min, Colour, 2014

Telugu film Naa Bangaru Talli is based on a true story of sex trafficking.The film is directed by Rajesh Touchriver and produced by his wife Dr. Sunitha Krishnan. It bagged three national awards in May 2014.The script is based on the true story of a girl who was rescued by Sunitha.

The film’s director Mr. Rajesh Touchriver will be present himself to enlighten with a brief talk on sex trafficking.

Venue: Golden Threshold University of Hyderabad,  Sarojini Naidu Building, Nampally Station Road, Abids, Hyderabad 

Time: 6:45 PM

In collaboration with Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad.

 

 

SPRECHSTUNDE: FROM TABOO TO EMBRACE

Mental health is emotional and psychological well-being. A state of "All is well". Good mental health is much more than the absence of a mental health problem. Most of us do not know if we need help with our mental health and the few who may know they need help are bound by taboo. 

 

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is ready to meet this issue head-on by offering professional support, a private space and talking; taking it from taboo to embrace. 

 

A SPRECHSTUNDE is when you appoint time with an appointed person for an appointed matter. Dr. Purnima Nagaraja, a Psychiatrist with a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy will be available at GZH every third Wednesday of the month by appointment, or a simple walk-in. Come get your help right here so that together we can declare "We care".

 

Join us for a brief talk where Dr.Purnima elaborates on the issue on 21st March as we open Sprechstunde, a platform for all!

 

About Dr.Purnima Nagaraja

Dr. Purnima Nagaraja's passion with psychological illness and cure started with watching her psychiatrist parents Dr. A. Nagaraja and Dr. Mrs. Jaya Nagaraja as a child.

Armed with a medical degree, a diplomate in psychiatry and a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy Dr. Purnima has trained in England and brings with her an international perspective of addressing psychological ailments.

Being multi lingual and well versed in several cultural and sociological factors, Dr. Purnima combines conventional therapies such as drug therapies with unique counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques.

In a country like India where several taboos exist while dealing with psychological illness, Dr. Purnima has conducted several awareness drives to familiarise the lay person with common psychiatric and psychological ailments. She is currently involved with several media houses in busting common myths and encourages people to come forward and deal with psychological ailments as they would any other.

With an ongoing passion to provide excellence in psychological support systems, Dr. Purnima founded Dhrithi, an institute that focuses primarily on the individuals and various issues that confront them.

 

TRIPLE TALAQ BY INDIRA JAISING

Triple Talaq has been a major point of contention and public discourse. And, now there is a proposed legislation banning and criminalising it. In this Talk, Indira Jaising, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, Human Rights Activist will explore and discuss various facets of the issue from perspectives of the Constitution, human rights etc.

 

Venue: Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls, Saifabad

Schedule

  • 5.45 – 6.15: Tea & Snacks
  • 6.15 – 7.15: Talk
  • 7:15 onward discussion

About Indira Jaising


INDIRA completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bangalore University in 1962. She completed LLM a post graduate degree in Law from University of Bombay. Indira Jaising started her legal practice in the early 1960s.
 
In 1986, she became the first woman to be designated a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Bombay.
She had a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies London 1970.
She has been a visiting Scholar at the Columbia University New York.
 
Indira Jaising is the founder secretary of the Lawyers Collective, an organization that provides legal services for the underprivileged sections of Indian society. She founded a monthly magazine called The Lawyers, in 1986, which focuses on social justice and women's issues in the context of Indian law.
She has argued cases related to the discrimination against women, the Muslim Personal Law, most recently the case challenging the constitutional validity of Triple Talaq, rights of pavement dwellers and the homeless and cases of sexual harassment of women at the workplace. She has worked on the issue of child labor, the firecracker industry and for the economic rights of women, estranged wives and domestic violence cases.
 
Indira Jaising has represented the victims of the Bhopal tragedy in the Supreme Court of India in their claim for compensation against the American multinational Union Carbide Corporation
 
Indira Jaising has attended several national and international conferences on women and represented her country at these conferences.
 
She had been a Distinguished International Bork Professor at Pen Law University  teaching  a course on Public Interest Litigation 2015 
 
She worked to create a new law on Domestic Violence. The Government of India passed the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence 2005. The new law gives to women for the first time a right to reside in the shared household and prevents them from becoming homeless when facing violence. It has helped many women get stop violence orders.
 
She was elected to represent India to the United Nations on the committee for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and served in that capacity from 2009 to 2012.
 
She was the first woman to be appointed Additional Solicitor General of India in 2009 and serves in that capacity till 2014 representing the Government in the Supreme Court of India.
 
She was given the Padma Shree by the President of India in 2005 for her service to the cause of public affairs.
 
She has authored a book “Sexual harassment at the workplace” published by Universal Books.
She is currently based in New Delhi and practicing as a Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
 
Event on FB: http://bit.ly/2CIIxTZ

 

GRAPHIC EXHIBITION: THE CITIES BENEATH

In 2009, the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and the Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad initiated the project “040” with the aim of coordinating and joining their support for cultural projects. The name of this project is owed to the coincidence that Hamburg and Hyderabad share the same area code – 040.

 

“The Cities Beneath” is part of the 040 project. The idea is to use Chitrakatha (or comics) to find new and unique linkages evoking the idea of a city; To explore the geography of myth and fable - rather than documenting its physical fact. In this telling, the stories these artists tell about themselves, their private mythologies will intersect with those the City tells about herself. 

About Fabian Stoltz

Born in 1972 in Freiburg/Breisgau. The first years he spent abroad and attended a French school. He studied communication design and illustration in Augsburg, Paris and Hamburg, where he received his diploma in 2004, since then he works freelance as an illustrator. His publications include: "Stories from the Nineties”, “Grosse Freiheit” (with Anja Kasten and Michael Schmid). In 2018, "What happened before", collected strips from Der Freitag will be published by Edition Breitkopf. Fabian has also been published in u.A. Panic Electric, Moga Mobo, Concrete, Taz and The Friday.

Please find here a short video clip of Fabian sketching: https://we.tl/BUEleJUAPr

About Jai Undurti 

Jai Undurti has a background in journalism and writes for leading publications on travel and popular culture. Undurti started Every City is a Story – a unique city-centric graphic storytelling initiative. His other interests include chess and science-fiction. He is the creative director of Syenagiri, a graphic novel studio. 

In collaboration with:

  

 

WORKSHOP: MAKING COMICS

Learn how to write and draw comics: the nuts-and-bolts of putting together a page, how different panels interact with each other, collaborating with artists and typical story dynamics. The workshop will be centred around how to construct a one-page comic.

The emphasis will be on the practical aspects of writing and drawing, through the lens of personal experience.

Participants will work to finish a one-page script by the end of the workshop. They will explore the entire workflow of a graphic novel from idea to finished script, followed by research and then all the way to final artwork. 

About Fabian Stoltz

Born in 1972 in Freiburg/Breisgau. The first years he spent abroad and attended a French school. He studied communication design and illustration in Augsburg, Paris and Hamburg, where he received his diploma in 2004, since then he works freelance as an illustrator. His publications include: "Stories from the Nineties”, “Grosse Freiheit” (with Anja Kasten and Michael Schmid). In 2018, "What happened before", collected strips from Der Freitag will be published by Edition Breitkopf. Fabian has also been published in u.A. Panic Electric, Moga Mobo, Concrete, Taz and The Friday.

Please find here a short video clip of Fabian sketching: https://we.tl/BUEleJUAPr

About Jai Undurti 

Jai Undurti has a background in journalism and writes for leading publications on travel and popular culture. Undurti started Every City is a Story – a unique city-centric graphic storytelling initiative. His other interests include chess and science-fiction. He is the creative director of Syenagiri, a graphic novel studio. 
 

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO GZH (PASCH & BKD) SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY

 

 

BEGINNERS' BOOK CLUB

The first of its kind, our very own Beginners’ Book Club at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is kicking off in March. The idea is to help students take a dip into the richness of German Books in the library.

The book in focus for March; Eva, Wien by Thomas Silvin has about 40 pages which is to be read, explored and on the announced date students are invited to the Mediathek to express their view of the reading in the form of a story.

Our aim is to prepare Beginners to start reading longer texts than what they find in their textbooks. We have a great collection of short novellas which provide an interesting as well as comprehensible look into skills like Vocabulary, Reading comprehension and Grammar. 

The point of getting together to discuss the contents of a book is to motivate deeper thought and building confidence in Learners so that they can form and express opinions in a casual environment. 

Selected books available at the mediathek starting the 1st of March. All GZH students are welcome!

 
 
 

Info Session: Entering the German Job Market

With Germany providing increasing opportunities to international professionals, over the past few years the country has gained popularity amongst Indians aspiring a career abroad. However, there are many things to consider before making it to Germany.

On 24 Feb 2018, ProRecognition and the Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad will deliver a session on entrance criteria to the German job market, including:

  • Job opportunities for various professions
  • Recognition of qualifications
  • German language requirements

ProRecognition is a service of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, coordinated by the Associations of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Since 2015, ProRecognition has been advising individuals on recognition of qualifications, job search, and working in Germany.

 

FILM FESTIVAL: Naa Bangaaru Talli

Naa Bangaru Thalli

Dir: Rajesh Touchriver, 2h 6min, Colour, 2014

Telugu film Naa Bangaru Talli is based on a true story of sex trafficking. The film is directed by Rajesh Touchriver and produced by his wife Dr. Sunitha Krishnan. It bagged three national awards in May 2014. The script is based on the true story of a girl who was rescued by Dr. Sunitha Krishnan.

 

The film's director Mr. Rajesh Touchriver will be present himself to enlighten the audience with a brief talk on sex trafficking.

Venue:

Golden Threshold University of Hyderabad

Sarojini Naidu Building, Nampally Station Road, Abids, Hyderabad 

Time: 6:45 pm

 

 

BSAP TALK | Tropical herpetofauna of the mountains and islands in India

Tropical herpetofauna of the mountains and islands in India

Tropics are known for high species richness and endemism. In addition to the effect of the tropics, species richness is further accentuated by geological features such as mountains and islands. They influence species distributions and increase endemism in these regions. India has both mountains and islands in the tropics, and they harbor high levels of species richness and endemism. The ecological processes that influence these patterns in species richness are thought to be similar in the two ecosystems. In the talk, I will explore the patterns and the processes involved in shaping species richness in frogs and reptiles in them. These studies have important implications in understanding how organisms aggregate in space and time. It will guide us to appreciate the unique faunal diversity we cherish in these ecosystems, and engage in conserving them.

About the Speaker: Dr. Karthikeyan Vasudevan

Dr. Karthikeyan Vasudevan is a Senior Principal Scientist working at the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species  also known as LaCONES, located at Attapur, Hyderabad. It is a unit of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) focusing on conservation issues in country. He is a herpetologist and ecologist; with deep rooted interest in natural history of our country and likes to explore places, wildlife habitats and observe wild animals. He is presently, heading LaCONES, and serve in the area of conservation biology.

 

 

Stammtisch

Amateur Philosophers Unite: The Life of Hannah Arendt


The word Stammtisch refers "regular's table". In this edition of Stammtisch we intend to invite the amateur Philosophers to delve into the minds of one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century Hannah Arendt.

Hannah Arendt (1906 -1975) was born into a German-Jewish family. She was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of Jewish refugee organisations. In 1941 she immigrated to the United States and soon became part of a lively intellectual circle in New York. She held a number of academic positions at various American universities until her death in 1975. 

 

Workshop: Reversing Diabetes & Hypertension

Date: Saturday 17th February 2018

Time: 9 am – 5:30 pm

Venue: Goethe-Zentrum, 20 Journalist's Colony Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

 

Reversing Diabetes & Hypertension
 

Reversing diabetes and high blood pressure means going back to where you were – no more medicines, and normal lab reports.

6 good reasons why you should join this program NOW to PREVENT and REVERSE Diabetes and High BP and other lifestyle diseases.

1. They are reversible. These need not be a life sentence! Thousands of people have done it.
2. The food is delicious, and easy to make. The lifestyle is enjoyable.
3. You can get rid of the costs of medicines and doctors forever. Being sick costs a lot.
4. Being sick means loss of work days, low energy, reduced efficiency.
5. Both diabetes and high blood pressure have many complications – heart attacks, kidney disease, visual disturbances, and more.
6. Medicines have a lot of side effects, and are a load on the liver and kidneys.

This program is based on scientific evidence and gives you practical guidelines about the best way to eat in order to re-create health.

DIABETES: Many people have reduced and even stopped all medications and injections after attending this one day program.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Learn how to reverse most cases of high blood pressure, clogging of the arteries, high cholesterol and abnormal lipid profiles. Free yourself from medicines!

What you will receive

  • 5 hours of eye opening lecture on nutrition and its link to disease

  • 3 gourmet plant-based meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks)

  • A booklet packed with all the important notes and information you will need to continue on your path to health

SHARAN

Contribution* (Rs)
Rs 6000 per person.
Rs 10500 per couple (A couple means husband and wife or two people living in the same house).
Rs 18500 for family of 3-4.
Rs 21000 for 4 friends.
Rs 4250 for repeaters (those who have done our one day seminars – Peas vs Pills, Reversing Diabetes or Reversing Heart Disease and Hypertension).

Early Bird Discount: Rs 750 off per person till 13th Feb 2018.
Note: Please deposit cash or cheque before the Early Bird date ends (midnight), or else full rate(s) will be applicable.

https://sharan-india.org/events/reversing-diabetes-and-hypertension-27/

*Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Snack & Course materials. 18% GST will be added to any payment as per government regulations.

Presenter: Dr Nandita Shah

  

Reversing Diabetes & Hypertension

 

Exhibition of Lithographs: Travels of Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1817-1849) to India

Prince Waldemar's travel to India

Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1817-1849), a nephew of King Friedrich Wilhelm III, was a remarkable person with a deep obsession for travelling and curiosity about distant countries beyond the boundaries of Europe as well as an impetus for military bravery.  Alexander von Humboldt, world renowned explorer and scholar of the Americas, inspired the young prince – in line with the ‘knowledge project’ of the Enlightenment era – to make a journey to India.

Waldemar was a highly talented artist. He made hundreds of fine sketches and watercolours in India, depicting landscapes, village life, monuments or the adventures of the Anglo-Sikh battles. Many of these were skillfully turned into lithographs later in Berlin. The visual and textual material that the Prince brought back from India was published posthumously in 1853 in the book “In Memory of the Travels of Prince Waldemar of Prussia to India 1844-1846”. For his research he was awarded the doctorate by Cambridge University in 1848.

While in India, Prince Waldemar wrote a comprehensive diary, many notes and essays elaborating his observations and ideas. The outcome of this journey to India consisted of innumerable notes on the cultural, historical, social and political scenery of India, valuable because they were of first-hand observations, and many sketches and drawings. His personal sketches of landscapes and monuments, depicting beautiful scenery and idyllic landscapes are of great value in the framework of the 19th century aesthetic perceptions, as these are seemingly devoid of negative signs, but more like purged picture-perfect depictions of the picturesque, the idyllic and the harmony of nature’s beauty – discovered in these distant lands. The original sketches were skillfully turned into lithographs by two of the best known lithographers of the time in Berlin, Ferdinand Bellermann and Hermann Kretzschmer, who were both familiar with the visual vocabulary of distant and exotic regions on account of previous journeys to South America and the Orient. Alexander von Humboldt had admired these works as being “endowed with life and artistic value”.    

Hailing from a military-inclined royal dynasty, he was drawn into the fighting of the first Anglo-British Sikh War of 1844-45, in Moodkee, Ferozeshah and Sabraon. For reasons of familial relationships and also because the Commander-in-Chief of the British troops, Sir Henry Hardinge, was a personal friend of Waldemar’s father, he fought on the British side. The war “ended in the occupation of the Punjab by the British and during which 230 cannons were captured. Lord Hardinge recommended to the British East India Company to award two of these cannons to Prince Waldemar for this bravery during the battle”, as is mentioned in a document in the Hessische Staatsarchiv in Darmstadt. These cannons made their adventurous journey from India via London to Berlin and were exhibited in Monbijou Castle in 1849. 

A note on the lithographs

This exhibition of selected lithographs offers the opportunity to relive the unique trip of Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1817-1849) - through India! His strong desire to explore the unknown world and to understand other cultures caused Prince Waldemar to start the greatest adventure of his life. At the age of 27 he started his expedition to India and along with his group of experienced professionals and friends reached Calcutta in January 1845. The destinations of his field studies included Patna, Kathmandu, Benaras, Delhi, Nainital, as well as the regions of the Himalayas up to Tibet and finally Lahore, Jaipur, Gwalior, Indore, and Bombay. Prince Waldemar was also drawn into the battles of the Anglo-Sikh war of 1844-45. The outcome of this journey to India comprised valuable first-hand observations and innumerable sketches, drawings and water colours. After his early death in 1849, this visual material was published and highly admired, also by Alexander von Humboldt. With these lithographs, beautifully reproduced by the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board, we are able to see “Old India” with the eyes of the prominent traveller from Prussia.

The Punjab Tourism department has compiled and printed the lithographs of Prince Waldemar of Prussia in the form of an Album which was launched by the German Embassy in cooperation with the Tourism at Cultural Affairs department, Government of Punjab, Chandigarh.

Direktor Randhawa addressing the audience explained that the Album throws light on the first Anglo-Sikh war, cultural, historical, social and political scenery of India and Punjab.  The launch of this Album would be of great assistance to historians, especially the historians of Punjab and future generations who conduct their respective studies and research. 

Dr. Jutta Jain-Neubauer

Jutta Jain-Neubauer studied Indian art history at the University of Heidelberg (MA) and at Bonn University (PhD). Her decades-long work on water architecture in India resulted in the book: Water Design. Environment and Histories edited by her (Mumbai 2016). Other areas of her specialization include research on German travellers to India during the 19th century and their aesthetic and cultural perceptions of India, on which she published the article “Curiosity and its Aesthetics. Alexander von Humboldt, the Schlagintweit Brothers and Prince Waldemar of Prussia and India” (Indo-AsiatischeZeitschrift, 17, 2013). She received a follow-up grant of the Feodor-Lynen Research Programme under the aegis of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation in affiliation with JNU in 2015 to continue her research on this subject. She has lectured extensively on her work in India and abroad.

In collaboration with:

 

German Movie Night: OH BOY (A Coffee in Berlin)

OH BOY (A Coffee in Berlin)

Director: Jan Ole Gerster, b/w, 1h 26min, 2014

Niko is in his late 20s and recently dropped out of college. He lives for the moment, drifting sleeplessly through the streets of Berlin, marvelling at the people around him. But, one day, everything changes, and Niko is forced to confront the consequences of his inaction. His girlfriend ends their relationship, his father cuts off his allowance and a psychiatrist diagnoses him with an ‘emotional imbalance’. Meanwhile a peculiar beauty from his past confronts him with the emotional wounds he inflicted, his new neighbor – accompanied by meatballs and Schnapps – pours his heart out and, throughout the city, there doesn’t seem to be a single cup of ‘normal’ coffee available.

 

The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2018

HLF 2018 IS HERE!

Dates: Fri 26 Jan-Sun 28 Jan

Venue: HPS Begumpet

 
Programme Highlights

Spain in Focus

Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain in India, Eduardo SÁNCHEZ MORENO and Cultural Attaché, Ignacio VITÓRICA HAMILTON will be at the Inaugural.

Seven leading writers from Spain.

Kannada: the Indian Language in Focus

   - More than 10 leading Kannada authors and artistes

   - Sessions on literature, theatre, film, and performance poetry of Karnataka

   - Panel on the language crisis in Karnataka.

Tributes to legendary artistes

Girija Devi (1929- 2017), Shashi Kapoor (1938- 2017), Tom Alter (1950- 2017), and Gauri Lankesh (1962- 2017).

Authors & artistes from

Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Norway, Serbia, Spain, UK,   USA, Wales...

Over 100 authors & artistes

Aruna Roy, Arundhati Nag, Chandan Gowda, Chandrashekhara Kambara,  Easterine Kire, Girish Kasaravalli, R Gopalakrishnan, Karuna Nundy, Perumal Murugan, Pratibha Nandakumar, Rajdeep Sardesai, Rammanohar Reddy, Ravinder Singh, Sagarika Ghose, Sanjna Kapoor, Seema Mustafa, Sherry Simon, Shiv Aroor, Sonal Mansingh, Madabhushi  Sridhar, Sujatha Rao, Uzramma, Vanamala Viswanatha, Vidya Rao …

Speakers’ profile

Authors, activists, artistes, film makers, fitness experts, legal luminaries, media          celebrities, thespians …

Session formats

Conversations, lec-dems, panel discussions, performances, readings, talks …

 

GZ AT Hyderabad Literature Festival 2018

 Collaborations with ARTPORT_making waves

ARTPORT_GOOD FOOD India is an international interdisciplinary incubator program bringing together multi-layered projects exploring the centrality of food to human existence and reflecting on an artist’s role in envisioning sustainable cultures. The program has been developed with a view to driving meaningful responses and actions towards sustainable living, through an exhibition, panel discussion, workshops and artist interventions. The Hyderabad Literary Festival, with its investment in evolving social and cultural interactions, is a significant platform for cultural practitioners, educators and others working for a better environment to join hands and collaboratively develop research, tools, and spaces that can incubate ideas of change.

Exhibition, screening & interactive performance “ARTPORT_GOOD FOOD” – curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, Associate Curator ARTPORT_making waves

Date – 26, 27 and 28.01.2017, through the day

ARTISTS: Madhu Reddy, Kalpit Gaonkar, Antara Mukherjee, Rajyashri Goody, Swathi & Vijay

CURATED VIDEO SCREENING: ARTISTS: Bhavani G S, Venugopal V G, Anjana Kothamachu, Danushka Marasinghe, Umesh Balavaradaraju, Swathi & Vijay, Rajyashri Goody

PERFORMANCE: Katarina Rasic “The Inside Story”

The compilation of work touches upon various aspects of food, its centrality in human existence and the impact of its production and consumption on contemporary times. The artists dig deep into personal and cultural contexts offering varied experiences of food, its memory and history, its political and social implications and impact on everyday life of the planet.

 

 

KRISHNAKRITI | MAPPING FRONTIERS CURATED BY LINA VINCENT SUNISH

Mapping Frontiers curated by Lina Vincent Sunish being held at the Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad is part of the 15th Krishnakriti Festival of Art and Culture, Hyderabad which is themed around mapping and cartography. It is being organized in collaboration with Bonjour India and presented by Telangana Tourism. A detailed schedule of the festival is available at www.krishnakriti.in.

The exhibition, Mapping Frontiers is themed around varied interpretations and manifestations of the act of mapping, seeking to build relationships between the cosmological, physical, personal and imaginary worlds. The compilation of works will extend and reference the vast collection of cartographic works in the collection of Prshant Lahoti. Artists are invited to explore the various dimensions of mapping, orienting the work broadly to the concept note. We are constantly locating ourselves in space, within time and history, within a series of ever expanding frontiers and boundaries marked by geographies, politics, cultures and social structures. Current technology provides multiple tools to measure, indicate, and define specific physical and spatial maps, sometimes virtually. On the other hand, divinations of other worldly dimensions, and measures of cosmic and mythological geographies also exist in every culture with ancient roots. Individuals are drawn to express maps of private and internal phenomenon, combining reality with imagination, and memory with experiential existence. Looking within the subtexts one can find a distinct pathway to navigate through various layers of earthly life, and what lies beyond its peripheries in the realm of the unknown. 

 

Exhibition on View : 5th January 2018 - 20 January 2018
Timings: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Exhibition closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Open and Free to All

 

KUNSTFORUM | ARVIND CHENJI

As we begin the new year, Goethe-Zentrum is pleased to present an ART TALK by Arvind Chenji, as he shares his story of how he meandered his way into photography. Over a chat, he says,
 
 
"I will talk about, how photography has guided my life"

 
 

UMDENKEN - RE-THINK

UMDENKEN
RE-THINK - LEARNING FROM NATURE
 
Water, fire, earth and air: without these there is no life. People know this, and they have made use of the elements. The result was progress. But where are the limits of growth? Now that the natural equilibrium has been destabilised in many places – and has in some cases been lost forever – an era of rethinking has now begun.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To take part in the quiz click here:

www.umdenken.in 

 

 

Run Lola Run

Director: Tom Tykwer, Colour, 1h 21min, 1998

 

After his girlfriend Lola's scooter is stolen, Manni, a courier for a crime boss, accidentally leaves 100,000 Deutschmarks on the subway, where it's stolen by a homeless man. He's dead if he doesn't bring it in, so he decides to rob a grocery store in order to make up for the loss. He helpfully informs Lola of this 20 minutes beforehand. Lola, whose father is a wealthy banker, decides to see if she can get Manni's money for him.

C:UsersLenovoDesktopNewsletterlolarennt.png

 

FESTIVAL CHORISTERS

The Festival Choristers, a group of musicians drawn from different faiths, walks of life and ages, have been delighting the Twin City audiences with Christmas music of the finest kind since 2006.  The members are united by their commitment to spread the messages of peace, love and harmony, through music, at Christmas.  “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me” is what they strive for.

This year their annual gift of Christmas music to the Twin Cities will be presented at the Ravindra Bharathi on December 12th and at its luxury partner – the Park Hyatt – on December 16th – both at 7 pm.  Enjoy this special time of the year in a festive atmosphere with the Festival Choristers.  Admission by invitation.

Saturday, 16 December

7:00 pm

Park Hyatt Hyderabad

ENTRY BY INVITATION ONLY

 

C:UsersLenovoDesktopNewsletterIMG_3011.JPG

Partners: 

 

2nd International Hyderabad Jazz Festival

Jazz Poster
 

Brace yourself for an amazing two day Jazz extravaganza with half a dozen bands enthralling the Hyderabad Jazzlovers.

 

Goethe-Zentrum's contribution to the JAZZ festival...

 

C.A.R. will perform on 3rd December at Phoenix Arena, Entry Free and Open for All!!
 
About the German Band  C.A.R. ( elektronic / jazz / kraut Cologne, Germany )
 
Playing Jazz means breaking boundaries. Or to pretend that there are none. This is what C.A.R. do on their debut album „Beyond The Zero“. 
C.A.R. was founded in 2011 by Johannes Klingebiel and Kenn Hartwig in Cologne, Germany. Originally a quintet playing wild experimental jazz music with a pop approach, they eventually kicked the guitar and found their strength to be a subtly flowing melange of kraut-like arrangements infused with electronic and jazz sounds. Featuring drums, double bass, a wurlitzer stage piano, korg and oberheim synthesizers as well as an alto saxophone heavily altered by electronic effect devices, their tunes leave a lot of space for improvisation, but not in classical jazz way with one soloist dominating the music, but always as a delicate web of sound which has a potential to take their audience on an enticing trip. 
 
Leonhard Huhn — saxophone, electronics, voice

Christian Lorenzen — wurlitzer, analog synthesizers

Kenn Hartwig — double bass, effects

Johannes Klingebiel — drums

Come take a quick trip into JAZZ! Satisfaction guaranteed!


 

 

German Movie Day: DER ZWEITE TRAUM

Der zweite Traum (The Second Dream) 

C:UsersLenovoDesktopNewsletterder-sweite-traum-1.jpg

 

Director: Lennart Laberenz, Colour, 60min, 2009

 

Christoph Schlingensief is staging Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” at the Manaus opera house. The opera house was the first venue in Brazil to stage the complete “Ring” cycle, and now it has engaged Christoph Schlingensief. Filmmaker Lennart Laberenz followed Schlingensief in Manaus during rehearsals, tribulations and location shooting in the Amazon jungle. The film is an intimate study of the creation of one of Schlingensief’s characteristic multi-faceted works comprising film shooting, stage work and people management.

 

 

International Permaculture Convergence

The International Permaculture Convergence will be held in two distincts segments. Come and engage with like-minded people to think, share, innovate, learn, dialogue together in a diverse and engaging programme and listen to 100+ speakers. IPC India 2017 is a kid-friendly event, your children are welcome as well!
 
An opportunity for PDC holders to connect more deeply with each other and the theme. The Convergence is a five-day residential, experiential learning forum where the program emerges out from the contributions of the participants through demonstrations and hands-on experiences.
 
The IPC India 2017 will guide and inspire more than 1200+ participants from 70+ countries. Permaculturists, sustainability thinkers and followers, policy makers, researchers, academicians, the young and the seasoned, rural and urban - all converge to strategize and design regenerative solutions to the global environmental challenges.

 

International Permaculture Conference

INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE CONFERENCE

25 – 26 NOVEMBER | CONFERENCE

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, PJTSAU

 

It's time to gather again and we look forward to reuniting with you! We're very excited to count you in our growing permie community in India and would love to welcome you in Hyderabad for the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) scheduled from November 25 to December 2, 2017 in Hyderabad, Telangana. Happening every two years since 1985, IPCs are 100% solution focused events drawing the best and the brightest permaculturists and other sustainable living practitioners from around the world to help put together visionary solutions for a better world. If you attended the National Permaculture Convergence with us in February 2016 you already had a taste of what to expect, but this was just an appetizer! The IPC will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the permaculture movement in India. 

 
The theme of IPC India 2017 is 'Towards Healthy Societies', supported by six specific strands of activity which are now more than ever seen as key topics at the heart of permaculture projects in India and across the globe:
 


Get in touch with IPC:

Landline: +91 (0)40 24142295 / Mobile: +91 99662 05552
ipcindia2017@permacultureindia.org / enquiries@permacultureindia.org
 

 

 

Movie Screening: BECAUSE WE DID NOT CHOOSE

ONE AND ONLY CHANCE TO MEET THE DIRECTOR HIMSELF

At the MAIDEN SCREENING in Hyderabad

Moving Images and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad proudly present BECAUSE WE DID NOT CHOOSE.  Shot over a period of 4 years, this is the only film from India that examines the participation of indigenous labour in the theatres of First World War.The film is a meticulous documentation of the journey made by the labourers from North East India to the war front?. 

 24TH NOVEMBER| MOVIE SCREENING

BECAUSE WE DID NOT CHOOSE

by

Wanphrang K Diengdoh

6:30 PM, HAMBURG HALL

GOETHE-ZENTRUM HYDERABAD

Director: Wanphrang K Diengdoh| Documentary | 92 mins | English | Khasi |Welsh | Pnar

100 years have passed since the First World War began- the war that was the beginning of all wars. Some of the war experiences are evident today while some have been internalised as time glosses over pages of history. ‘Because we did not choose’ looks at the First World War and the involvement of communities at a time when spaces inhabited by them were transitioning or struggling to accommodate modernity and the rest of its implications. The film is produced by the Goethe Zentrum Hyderabad, red dur productions and the Govt. of Meghalaya.

Wanphrang K Diengdoh is an independent film maker and is the founder of red dur, a production space for films and music. His films, music videos and installation works reflect his interest in the culture and politics of the space he comes from. In 2009, he was awarded the public arts grant from the Foundation of Indian Contemporary arts for his installation Kali Kamai. In 2011, his debut short film bagged all the awards at the GISFF Film Festival. 

In collaboration with:

 

Kunstforum and Photo Exhibition: INNOCENCE

Take a trip down the memory lane into the yesteryears of your childhood together with 

Mona Singh : Kunstforum & Photo Exhibition 

Innocence

Art Talk and Opening: 23 November, 6:30 pm

On View: 24 November – 2 December  09:30 am – 6:30 pm, Hamburg Hall, GZH

There is a certain perfection that only children can seek. There is an enormous capacity of joy that only children can have. There is a world free of judgment, opinions and labels that only children can create. Innocence. That’s what makes these young faces so beautiful. That’s what makes those mischievous smiles reach the depth of their eyes. That’s what makes this world worth living in. Mona Singh’s exhibition explores this phenomenon of innocence by capturing it through the lens of her camera and according to her, her images are perhaps only a “tiny speck of the abundant innocence that children possess”.

Mona Singh : The adventurous street photographer

Mona Singh is like a gypsy photographer that always travels with her camera in her backpack. She believes in capturing an event that’s spontaneous, treating each moment as fleeting as if it’s the last. A devout follower of the concept of the Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier Bresson, her passion for street photography has won her many accolades. She also curates for art4u.com, an online venture that promotes artists from across the globe and helps them become accessible to everyone.           

 

 

BSAP Talk: LOOKING FOR THE BIRD IN THREE CENTURIES OF BIRDING LITERATURE

BSAP and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad are pleased to present, a talk by the most renowned name in South Asian Birding Literature, ornithologist, bibliophile, and bibliographer

AASHEESH PITTIE

talking of 

Looking for the Bird in three centuries of Birding Literature 

on

Tuesday, 21 November 6:30 pm

Hamburg Hall, GZH.

About the Talk:

How does one search 300 years of South Asian birding literature? This talk is about the attempt to catalogue and create an online database, by wading through a vast body of published birding literature.

 

Aasheesh Pittie

Aasheesh Pittie is interested in the history of ornithology. He is the author of Birds in Books (2010), a bibliography of books published on South Asian ornithology over the past 300 years. He edits Indian BIRDS, a bi-monthly ornithology journal.

 

 

200 YEARS OF CYCLE

The world’s first bicycle ride took place 200 years ago on June 12th, 1817. In Mannheim, southwestern Germany, and local aristocrat Baron Karl von Drais appeared in public, sitting on a wooden frame, with two wheels and an upholstered armrest. Using his home-made “laufmaschine” (running machine), later dubbed a “dandyhorse” or “draisine” after its inventor, the baron managed a 14km trip in less than hour. Faster than the post coach, this was a one-man mobility revolution. 

We at Goethe-Zentrum are celebrating this humble invention in a GRANDIOSE way..
 
Join us for a bike ride along the necklace road 
Ride Start: 7:30 am, HBC Necklace Road
Ride End: 8:30 am, Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls, Saifabad
 
Event Venue: 9:00 am, Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls,
Saifabad
 
Let this become an unforgettable leisure ride to celebrate the health of Hyderabad with other cycling enthusiasts. This beautiful journey starts early Sunday morning from HBC Necklace Road, along the necklace road leading to Vidyaranya High School for Boys and Girls where you will experience a visual treat and listen to real stories about the cycling saga in Hyderabad followed by a sumptuous breakfast.
 
Don’t miss:

Storytelling by Sekhar Goud

From waking up in a mortuary to cycling from Leh, Ladakh to Kanyakumari; Sekhar Goud a para-cyclist has seen it all. Listen to his story and what cycling means to him. These and many more tales...

 

German Movie Night: VERGISS MEIN NICHT (FORGET ME NOT)

Winner of the 
Locarno International Film Festival 2012 Award
&
Nominee under the category "Best Documentary Film 2013", German Film Awards
 
Goethe-Zentrum presents
9TH NOVEMBER | GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT

VERGISS MEIN NICHT

Forget Me Not -- Loosing memory, finding love

6:30 PM, HAMBURG HALL

GOETHE-ZENTRUM HYDERABAD

Director: David Sieveking | 1h 28min | Documentary, Biography, Family | 2013 
 

Filmmaker David Sieveking portays the home care of his mother who, like 2 million other people in Germany, suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. David's parents had been a part of the student movement in the sixties and led an open relationship, which is now put to the test dramatically by the disease. The whole family has to deal with the smoldering conflicts to find a new solidarity.

The changes taking place within the mother forces the family to deal with its own conflicts and even teaches them new ways to express their feelings and experience intimacy, bringing them all closer together.

With humor and candor, David Sieveking’s family chronicle is characterized by unaffected participation and loving affection, where it is the human being at the center of the story, not the illness.

ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

 
 

 

German Movie Day: LIVE AND LET LIVE

The first week of November is celebrated worldwide as World Vegan Week. Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is pleased to present

1st NOVEMBER| GERMAN MOVIE

LIVE AND LET LIVE

6:30 PM, HAMBURG HALL

GOETHE-ZENTRUM HYDERABAD


Director: Marc Pierschel, colour, 1h 20min, 2013/14

 “LIVE AND LET LIVE”

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Food scandals, climate change, lifestyle diseases and ethical concerns move more and more people to reconsider eating animals and animal products. From butcher to vegan chef, from factory farmer to farm sanctuary owner – Live and Let Live tells the stories of six individuals who decided to stop consuming animal products for different reasons and shows the impact the decision has had on their lives.

“The idea behind animal liberation is that we have excluded animals from moral consideration and that this is really a prejudice.”

-  Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics and moral philosopher

"When eating animals is not a necessity for survival which is the case in much of the world today, not all of the world but in much of the world today, then it is a choice and choices always stem from beliefs."

- Melanice Joy, Sociologist & Psychologist

ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

Snacks will be served at 6:15 pm

  

 

BSAP Talk: WINTERING BIRDS – IDENTIFICATION OF WADERS

About Anita Negi

Anita Negi is an avid birdwatcher, who has been birding for over 12 years now. Her knowledge of birds is limited not just to identifying the species, but she also specializes in understanding the habitat, relating that to the existence of the species and take a holistic view of the probability of the identity of a particular species.

About Wintering Birds

During the winters there are many birds that migrate from different parts of the world to the tropical regions to escape the cold weather and consequent shortage of food in their own breeding regions. One of the types which need a lot of attention and understanding are the wading birds, referred to by birders as "waders". These birds offer a challenge to birders in terms of identification and we shall be concentrating on a few of the species which can be quite confusing when seen in the field but, by careful observation of certain key pointers, they are not difficult to identify.

Please join us in this beautiful journey and explore the unique world of wading birds.

 

 

Stammtisch: FESTS IN GERMANY AND INDIA

STAMMTISCH @GZH

The "Stammtisch", a regular casual get-together, offers students of German the opportunity to converse in German with each other, as well as with native speakers - Germans living and working in Hyderabad. The evening usually starts with a film screening, which serves as an exercise in comprehension, a glimpse into German culture and a springboard for discussion.

The themes planned for the months of September. October and November are real-time practical issues that any lover of the language will definitely have something to say about.

Announcements of the dates and timings will be made on our face book page and sent to you in emails if you are subscribed to our list.

 

 

Photo Exhibition: SOLO

PHOTO EXHIBITION by RAHUL GHOSH

SOLO

OPENING: 12 OCTOBER, 6:30 PM

ON VIEW: 12 – 24 OCTOBER

 

About the Artist

Rahul Ghosh is a psychologist and an actor based in Hyderabad, India. His work has taken him to four different countries in the past 10 years, where he had to set up a life as an outsider. This introduced him to a variety of natural, urban, and psychological landscapes and primarily, to the biggest epidemic of modern times: loneliness. Photography has been his way of making sense of the world (and himself) for about a decade now. To see more of his work, visit sidewalksolo.tumblr.com.

About the Exhibition

Cities have a way of culturing solitude. We rub shoulders with hundreds of people whom we will never speak to. Seas of faces pass us by daily, perhaps thousands. So many lives wash over us, unwitnessed. 

SOLO scrutinises urban loneliness in different cities at different times over the past eight years. Featuring the streets and people primarily of New York, Paris, Sydney and Hyderabad, the work invites the viewer to spend a little bit longer than the fleeting moment with the mundane on freeze-frame, and perhaps resolving for themselves, the lines separating loneliness and solitude. 

This is the third edition of an expanding series on urban solitude, a project begun about seven years ago. It is curated by Pratika Yashaswi.

 

German Movie Day: 24 WOCHEN (24 WEEKS)

11TH OCTOBER | GERMAN MOVIE DAY

24 WOCHEN (24 WEEKS)

11:30 AMMediathek

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached, Colour, 1h 43min, 2015/16

About the Film

24 Weeks (24 Wochen) follows the difficult path chosen by a German couple when their unborn baby is diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and another more fatal condition, obliging them to ask the kind of questions that any expecting parents would hope to avoid.

A deeply moving drama about an expectant mother faced with an almost impossible decision: whether or not to proceed with the birth of a disabled child. A brave and forcefully narrated film that lingers a long time.

“How does one navigate this sort of impossible decision? This is the question 24 Weeks dares to ask; though it leaves out the common theological questions in favour of exploring the impact of Germany's own history on modern attitudes, in which 300,000 disabled individuals fell victim to the Holocaust.”

- The Independent

 

 

IGNA Seminar: URBANISATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

URBANISATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

National Geophysical Research Institute Hyderabad

About IGNA

 

IGNA was established in May 1985. The membership comprises mainly scientists and technocrats from National Geophysical Research Institute, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., and also from Public sector undertakings and private business establishments located in Hyderabad.

About the Seminar

The seminar focuses on the extents to which environmental and social changes determine each other. And also if alternative ways of living can be designed to ensure sustainability. Speakers for this topic are invited both from India and from Germany.  We will provide opportunity for NGO-s and other organisations/agencies and other stakeholders who are working in this direction and would be interested in interactions with general public and other experts.

Speakers

Prof. Vimal Mishra, IIT Gandhinagar Gujarat

Prof. V. Vinoj, IIT Bhubneshwar Orissa

Dr. Kala Seetharam, Institute of Social and Economic Changes, Bangalore

Dr. Madhavi Jain, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU, New Delhi

Dr. Biksham Gujja, AgSRI Hyderabad

Prof. Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University

Dr. Frauke Krass, Koln University, Germany

Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environment Research, UFZ Leipzig, Germany

In collaboration with: 


?

 

 

German Movie Night: HERBERT (A HEAVY HEART)

HERBERT (A HEAVY HEART)

Director: Thomas Stuber, Colour, 1h 49min, 2015

About the Film

Herbert Stamm, once famous as "The Pride of Leipzig", left his greatest successes as a boxer behind him long ago. Now he earns his keep as a debt collector and bouncer while, on the side, he trains young, hopeful boxer Eddy. Herbert’s daughter hasn’t seen him for years, and he keeps his girlfriend at arm’s length too. He ignores the first signs of a serious illness until a diagnosis catches up with him: the gigantic man is suffering from ALS, an incurable disorder of the motor nervous system that is advancing relentlessly. Herbert tries to put the ruins of his life in order in a timely fashion.

„Peter Kurth showed the most outstanding acting performance of the festival, standing ovations after the premiere lasted several minutes. He should be considered as one of the candidates for the German Cinema Award.” 

- Spiegel Online

ENTRY FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

 

GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT | KINSHASA SYMPHONY

GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT is a free monthly film programme of the best of German cinema presented by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad. The films are chosen for their artistry and relevance to the theme of each month’s events.

 

KINSHASA SYMPHONY

Director: Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer, colour, 95 min., 2010

The film "Kinshasa Symphony" shows how people living in one of the most chaotic cities in the world have managed to forge one of the most complex systems of human cooperation ever invented: a symphony orchestra. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music.

 

Snacks will be served at 06:15pm.

 

VEGAN FILM SCREENING | COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILIY SECRET

ABOUT COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILIY SECRET

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

 

Snacks will be served at 6:15 pm.

 

INTERCULTURAL TALK | DEUTSCHLAND - LIVE

ABOUT THE TALK

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is inviting students and everyone interested in Germany to an intercultural meeting with Lisa Breidenstein, a German intern from Bavaria at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad. She is a student of history and political science from the University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen).


Lisa will talk on various topics relevant to students aspiring to pursue a career in Germany. She will throw some light on living in that country, the higher education system there and life of a foreign student, based on her own experiences at the University. You can also ask some questions about living and studying in Germany.


 

DAAD WEBINAR

STUDY AND RESEARCH IN GERMANY

Every year, thousands of international students and scholars choose to study in Germany. The webinar will acquaint the participants with the study and research scenario in Germany, university system, life in Germany etc.

 

For more inforamtion: https://www.daad.de/en/

 

ECOMELA

ABOUT ECOMELA

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is celebrating the whole month as Environmental April. The ever-popular Eco-Bazaar, Ecomela, together with different other events will take place in contribution of this. It brings together like-minded people in their love for Mother Earth and the preservation of the environment in a spirit of goodwill and warm camaraderie. There will be three sessions about ALTERNATIVE LIVING and different stalls.

T. VIJAYENDRA is a B. Tech. (Electronics) from I. I. T. Kharagpur. He lives on an organic farm in the foothill of the Western Ghats. His topic will be the debate about milk. Some people swear by milk and for some it is one of the 5 white poisons. We will show that there is an ecological and historical basis for different positions and how plentiful cheap resources in the last 100 years have fogged the argument. In future when these energy resources will not be available we will revert to the traditional situation with a bit more knowledge.

 

One event of the Ecomela will be held by KIDDOGARDENER. KiddoGardener is a cause driven organisation to facilitate and empower children to co-create the new green urban with its innovative Urban Eco Labs (UEL) in schools and corporates. This new and needed concept is readily embraced by some of the Top international schools in Hyderabad.

 

Another Part of the Fest will be SARASWATI KAULA, it will be screen two short movies, “Many faces of madness” and “Vision 2020”, followed by a discussion.

 

GROUP EXHIBITION | LIFE-PHOTOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS | MASOOD HUSSAIN, CARLOS DELPOZO, HARI PRIYA & JOE KOSTER

What happens when four (amateur) photographers meet?

Come and see their images of people, wildlife, landscapes, art, cultures…!

 

 

ABOUT MASOOD HUSSAIN

Massood Hussain’s journey as wildlife photographer began in 2010, when he started to use the medium of photography to record those scintillating moments which he witnessed in the wild. He sincerely believes that his images will help portray the true beauty of nature and will influence people to admire and conserve it. A defining moment of his journey was when he was awarded the coveted distinction AFIAP, by the International Federation of Photographic Art, France.

 

ABOUT CARLOS DELPOZO

Carlos delPozo, a Spanish national has been in India for the past 6 years and taught Spanish in schools in both Bangalore and Hyderabad, currently at ISH (International School of Hyderabad). His passion for photography started taking shape in 2012 particularly towards landscapes. Since then photography and travel have become his two inseparable passions.

 

ABOUT HARI PRIYA

Hari Priya grew up with photography, her grandpa was a certified photographer in 1950s. Her love was shown, when her dad gifted a Kodak camera, from then it kept growing. Though she did B.Tech, her passion for Art & Design didn't let her pursue engineering as profession. As a result, she became a Lifestyle Accessory Designer by graduating from NIFT. But her journey with photography has always been in parallel and will continue so.

 

ABOUT JOE KOSTER

Joe Koster, a Swiss national who has been living on and off in Hyderabad since 2003. Besides his love for photography, he did an exhibition “The Joy of Living” at ICCR Art Gallery in RavindraBharati in 2009, Joe is a trained musician and runs the Hyderabad Western Music Foundation and HWMF Academy. He is associated with the Deccan Voices and the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble as a conductor and is involved in a Swiss-NGO.

 

WOMEN’S MARCH | FILM SCREENINGS | SCHOENEFELD BOULEVARD

About Schoenefeld Boulevard

Director: Sylke Enders, colour, 101 min, 2014

Cindy spends her teenage years in the Berlin suburb of Schönefeld, where her hopes stand still. The fact that the "raisin bomber", as the father jokingly calls her, could ever make something out of her live, even doubt their own parents. The eighteen-year-old believes that Danny, her neighbour and fellow-sufferer since childhood, is right in one thing: her parents would rather have had the child from the caretaker, because that was already dead. When Danny departs to Afghanistan and Cindy is on her own, she accidentally meets the Finnish airport engineer LEIF. Cindy takes the little bit of life and, to the surprise of everyone, breaks out of her traces.


Snacks will be served at 6:15pm.


 

WOMEN’S MARCH | FILM SCREENINGS | PHOENIX

ABOUT PHOENIX

Director: Christian Petzold, colour, 98 min, 2015

Nelly, a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny, doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and a woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.


Snacks will be served at 6:15pm.

 

WOMEN’S MARCH | FILM SCREENINGS | GHOSTS

ABOUT GHOSTS (GESPENSTER)

Director: Christian Petzold, colour, 86 minutes, 2005

A man travels from Paris to Berlin. He’s looking for his wife. He will find her in a sanatorium and take her back to Paris with him. His wife goes to Berlin every year. She is desperately searching for her daughter. In 1989, their daughter was abducted at the age of three. And she has remained unaccounted for.

One day the woman discovers a girl, Nina. She is a vagrant, a drifter. An itinerant, young woman. She roams around with another girl named Toni. She’s a girl who takes what she wants. A thief. The wife believes that Nina is her missing daughter.

Ghosts are apparitions who don’t want to accept that they are dead. They haunt the twilight regions, the realm between the living and the dead. They hope that love can make them come alive again. It is phantoms like these, which concern us here.


Snacks will be served at 6:15pm.

 

GERMAN MOVIE DAY | CLOSE TO YOU

GERMAN MOVIE DAY is a free monthly film programme of the best of German cinema presented by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad. The films are chosen for their artistry and relevance to the theme of each month’s events.

 

CLOSE TO YOU

(Ganz nah bei dir)

 

Director: Almut Getto, colour, 88 min., 2008

 

The lonely bank-employee Phillip follows a strict pattern of somewhat compulsive actions keeping his encounters with strangers to a minimum. When his home one day is robbed of all content and he later meets the enchanting blind cellist Lina, he finds, however, he needs to start improvising and taking chances.

Snacks will be served at 11:15am.

 

WOMEN’S MARCH | GENDER TALK | WHOSE IDENTITY? REFLECTIONS ON REPRESENTATIONS OF INDIAN WOMEN | MONIKA HIRMER

ABOUT MONIKA HIRMER

Monika Hirmer is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Religions and Philosophies, SOAS, University of London, which brings her to India to conduct her fieldwork. Monika has spent extended periods of time in India since 2008, working with the Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad and the German Research Foundation (DFG) first, and pursuing her MPhil in Anthropology from the University of Hyderabad successively. She holds an MA in South Asian Area Studies from SOAS and a BA in Media and Journalism from the University of Florence. Monika’s research interests comprise Hindu religious traditions, gender, concepts of personhood and ritual.

ABOUT THE SESSION

In “Whose identity? Reflections on representations of Indian women”, Monika Hirmer will take us through an engaging and informative overview of how perceptions of Indian women have changed over time across academic literature and popular Indian culture. Spanning from what has come to be known as second wave feminism up to today, the image of Indian women has evolved considerably: while in the 1970-80s prevailed a rather static notion of womanhood, primarily reflecting brahmanical ideas of purity/impurity, literature from the 1990s onwards highlights more fluid and dynamic aspects of Indian womanhood, which do not necessarily conform to mainstream value-systems. Interestingly, the shift in the perception of Indian women that has occurred in (largely western) scholarly literature is not always traceable across Indian popular culture. This invites us to reflect, on the one side, upon the extent to which change in the condition of Indian women has effectively occurred, and, on the other side, upon the degree to which academic discourses are representative of Indian women’s identities.

 

Snacks will be served at 6:15 pm.

 

BSAP | FILM SCREENING | THE LIFE OF BIRDS | EP. 3 THE INSATIABLE APPETITE

ABOUT BSAP

BSAP (Birdwatchers Society of Andhra Pradesh) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1980 by a few enthusiasts of Andhra Pradesh with the object of spreading the message of bird conservation. It organizes field trips, lectures, film and slide shows, nature camps, treks, waterfowl counts, bird ringing, and much more.

For more information visit: http://www.bsap.in/

 

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY

On 16th March it will be screened the third episode, “The Insatiable Appetite”. The legendary David Attenborough takes another look at the natural history of bird life. This edition focuses on the remarkable variety of feeding habits employed by birds, from the hummingbird, whose long beak can sup nectar from the deepest blooms, to the acorn woodpecker, which peppers the trunks of trees with hundreds of holes to store enormous quantities of food.

 

Snacks will be served at 6:15pm.

 

WOMEN’S MARCH | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION | THE ORDINARY CITY OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN | GEORGE HULL

ABOUT GEORGE HULL

George Hull, best known as the Saxophonist and Music teacher in Hyderabad, is a passionate photographer. He plays for a few bands in Hyderabad, Jazz for Joy, Jazzed Friends and few other bands.

George's passion for photography grew with the birth of his children Natalie and Jared. He likes to capture the interesting essence of ordinary lives. To him, the camera is a black box capturing the moment his eye is seeing. His photographs always capture a lot of emotional depth mixed with portraiture making you smile and some will move you.

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This exhibition captures what it’s like to be a woman and a human being and their stories. These are outstanding women who inspire despite personal tragedies & challenges. This exhibit is an acknowledgement of the journey of accomplishment of these ordinary women, who inspire us by their extraordinary courage.

Some of the women on the photographs will join the exhibition opening and share their stories with the visitors.

 

WOMEN’S MARCH | GENDER TALK | AGNES SMEDLEY BETWEEN BERLIN, BOMBAY AND BEIJING: FEMINISM, SEXUALITY AND NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE | VERONIKA FUECHTNER

ABOUT VERONIKA FUECHTNER

Veronika Fuechtner is an Associate Professor of German at Dartmouth College and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine. She also teaches in Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. She is the author of Berlin Psychoanalytic: Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany and Beyond (University of California Press, 2011), the co-editor of Imagining Germany, Imagining Asia: Essays in Asian-German Studies (Camden House, 2013), and the co-editor of Towards a Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1950 (forthcoming with University of California Press, 2017).

 

ABOUT THE GENDER TALK

This talk, “Agnes Smedley between Berlin, Bombay and Beijing: Feminism, Sexuality and National Independence” illuminates the global connections of the worlds of feminism, sexual science and revolutionary politics using the example of the American journalist Agnes Smedley. Smedley was an early collaborator of the reproductive rights activist Margaret Sanger. She also had close ties to exiled Indian revolutionaries such as Lajpat Rai and Virendranath Chattopadhyaya. From 1920 to 1928, Smedley lived and worked in Berlin alongside Chattopadhyaya, writing about the Indian struggle for independence, the role of women and matters of sexuality. Before leaving Berlin for China, Smedley fell in love with the Indian student Bakar Ali Mirza. When he settled in Hyderabad, they briefly negotiated their relationship in letters. Their views on India and on themselves provide a further glimpse into how revolutionary politics shaped the way in which relationships were reimagined in the early 20th Century

 

JAZZ CONCERT | MAX CLOUTH CLAN

ABOUT MAX CLOUTH

In 2011, Max Clouth released his first solo CD. Titled simply “Guitar”, it presents his distinctive approach to Spanish, Indian, and Baroque music, all arranged for and performed on solo acoustic guitar. The Times of India praised the 23-minute long album as “great fusion”: The composer’s take: “Western music with an Indian vibe”, which he now tries to take to higher spheres through his electric Max Clouth Clan. In 2015 he was nominated for the Burghausen Jazz Prize and released his highly acclaimed album "Return Flight" on german major label L + R/Bellaphon.

 

ABOUT THE QUARTET & CONCERT

“Return Flight” is the title of that quartet’s first album, a title that has multiple meanings – literally flying, escape and all it implies, back and forth. The central theme: Being in motion. Precisely that describes “Return Flight”, just like “Guitar” before it – though in this band context with bassist Jonathan Sell and drummer Martin Standke, along with exceptional studio guests. “Return Flight” is soulful music whose spirit will touch listeners from all over the world.

 

The band will be supported by Varijashree Venugopal, an awarded Bangalore based carnatic vocalist and flautist. The concert will be opened at 7:30pm with Manmohan Raj, a vocalist and rhythm guitar player. Max Cloth Clan and Varijashree Venugopal will start after a short break, at 8:30pm.

 

 

ART TALK&FILM SCREENING

ABOUT THE FILM:
In a career spanning over fifty years, Krishen Khanna (90) has established himself as one of the most prolific and influential painters in the Indian art landscape. A Far Afternoon is a filmmaker’s attempt to memorialize the artistic process involved in the creation of the eponymous art work. It is obvious the piece has been influenced by memories collected over time, discrete images lodged in the artist’s mind and more nascent, less visible thoughts and ideas that dictate the choice of figures and colours.  The film delves into those influences that eventually rendered themselves on canvas.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Sruti Harihara Subramanian is a graduate in Visual Communication from the University of Madras.
She has worked as assistant to actor/director Revathy in the tele-film ‘Verrukku Neer’. She was the assistant director on the bilingual feature film Yaavarum Nalam (Tamil), 13B (Hindi), and 'Panjaa' (Telugu).  Sruti is the founder-trustee of The Cinema Resource Centre (TCRC). She has acted in the popular serial 'Sahana' directed by veteran K.Balachandran, as well as in the serial 'Chidambara Rahasyam’.

Entry: Free & Open to All

 

MEDIATHEK / GERMAN MOVIE DAY

ABOUT GERMAN MOVIE DAY: German Movie Day is a film programme that brings you day-time movies once a month from Germany. If you are a German student, an enthusiast of German culture or simply like watching matinees – this is the show for you! The themes of the films vary based on the cultural theme of the month, and are mostly light-hearted and cultural.
Director: Maurizius Staerkle-Drux, colour, 84 min., 2014
Gottfried Böhm (born in 1920) is widely regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect. His fame rests on numerous sacral buildings, with which he continued the work of his father, the master church builder Dominikus Böhm. Gottfried’s three sons, Stephen, Peter and Paul, have long been prominent architects as well. The film closely follows the family, examining a life marked by work – one that Gottfried Böhm’s wife, who sacrificed her own career for the sake of her husband, still participated in, despite her illness. Only after her death does the family become aware of the extent of her inspiration.

Snacks will be served at 11:15am

 

JAZZ CONCERT

ABOUT MELT TRIO

Two years ago the Trio, Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer from Berlin astounded laymen and experts equally. The brothers Peter and Bernhard Meyer on guitars and bass, and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner invented a sound that boldly yet humbly overrode all established concepts of jazz improvisation, alternative rock, ambient and experience of nature translated to sound, but even surpassed all known syntheses, avantgardisms and overlappings. A sound that unfolded its bouquet light-years away from any crossover. In free flight the three Berliners betook themselves from the known galaxies to a new sound-quadrant, that gets by without any exhibitionism. The abysmally overrated solo in jazz cannot be found here. To Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer it was all about degrees of density, states of matter and atmospheres. The group-conducive restraint of the three individual masters is exactly what accounts for the trio’s unique charm. And what was the name of their first album? “Melt.”

 

EXPERT TALK | VINOD PAVARALA

Radio Revolten is a month-long radio art festival being held in Halle, Germany from October 1-31 2016. About 70 artists from 17 countries will present contemporary art at various locations in the city in the form of installations, performances, concerts and interventions.  On air, the festival will broadcast over radio, with 35 radio stations across the world relaying different parts.  Radio Corax, a pioneering free radio station in Halle, has invited Prof. Vinod Pavarala, the UNESCO Chair on Community Media at University of Hyderabad, to attend the festival and participate in some of the related seminars and workshops being organized at the festival. Prof. Pavarala in this talk at GZ will share some of the excitement of Radio Revolten that he witnessed. He will speak about the relevance of radio as art and counter-culture in an increasingly globalized and homogeneous media landscape.

 

BSAP @ GZH

BSAP (Birdwatchers Society of Andhra Pradesh) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1980 by a few enthusiasts of Andhra Pradesh with the object of spreading the message of bird conservation. It organizes field trips, lectures, film and slide shows, nature camps, treks, waterfowl counts, bird ringing, and much more.

Entry: free, open to all

For more information visit : http://www.bsap.in/

 

FILM SCREENING

The Ghosts in Our Machine

Activist and photojournalist Jo-Ann McArthur uses her camera to document the plight of abused and exploited animals and advocate for their rights as sentient beings.

Duration: 92 minutes

Producers: Nina Beveridge & Liz Marshall

 

EXHIBITION & SCREENING: TVAMEVAHAM

Opening:
Monday, 7  November 2016, 6:30pm
On view:
8 - 12 November 2016, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm,

Not open on Sundays and public holidays

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sravanthi Juluri is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary artist, known for her cutting edge abstraction based on her philosophical standpoint that life is a journey to connect with the higher self. 
She has numerous national and international art shows to her credit. 
Her works were a part of the Florence Biennial and the Amsterdam International Art Fair, to mention a few. In her works, she addresses her own identity and speaks about women, freedom and spirituality. She has been helping in rebuilding the lives of many women who are survivors of domestic abuse.

ABOUT TAMEVAHAM
Tvamevaham is an exhibition of select paintings and the screening of a creative performance by Sravanthi Juluri. She brings together a dialogue that is necessary to recognize the self-image that gets reflected on the surface of almost everything. This act in itself discerns that the self is not an object, due to the fact that it gets lost in its presumptuous environment and is found again and again when one calls out for it, and when one goes looking for it in the depths of the well of experience. 
Goethe Zentrum presents Tvamevaham by Sravanthi Juluri, an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, known for her cutting edge abstraction based on her philosophical standpoint; that life is a journey to connect with the higher self. The exhibition showcases a series of eleven works in the medium of acrylic on canvas that has been conceptualized in the abstract idiom by the artist to express the essence of Navarasa. Or the nine Emotions of  bharata’s Natya Shastra,  as part of celebrating life and its culmination; highlighted by a realization that everyone feels the same emotions as the other and this is how many becomes part of a single consciousness. The screening of the film is all about her live performance on 6th November at the spectacular hall of a heritage structure in Hyderabad along with her art works.  The architecture is an inspirational space for conceptualization of this creative extravaganza to reveal the artists personal creative journey.

 

DAAD WEBINAR

Study and Research in Germany

Every year, thousands of international students and scholars choose to study in Germany.  The webinar will acquaint the participants with the study and research scenario in Germany, university system, life in Germany etc.

Entry free & open to all

For more information: https://www.daad.de/en/

 

GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT

GERMAN MOVIE NIGHT is a FREE monthly film programme of the best of German cinema presented by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad. The films are chosen for their artistry and relevance to the theme of each month’s events.

BERLIN BABYLON

Director: Hubertus Siegert, colour, 93 min., 1996-2001

Berlin, the second half of the nineties. The construction boom that started after the fall of the Wall has reached its peak. In conflict between preservation and change, the traditional and modern, prominent architects, urban planners, politicians, officials and building owners move at breathtaking speed. During these years, Hubertus Siegert observed and documented the development – with fascination and scepticism, but without commentary. 

Snacks will be served at 6:15pm.